To initiate dialogue around the merits of the Mexican Revolution as a subject of military history on par with the other great conflicts of the Twentieth Century, and remediate the academy's egregious historiography.
First and foremost, the “Revolution Publishing” imprint was founded to publish military histories about the Mexican Revolution, but it is also revolutionary in its merging of scholarly historiography with a platform independent of academia and the Big 5 publishers. Founded in 2015 after years of trying to work with scholarly presses, Revolution Publishing proposes to do what the establishment is both incapable of, and unwilling to do—publish solidly researched histories without kowtowing to the Academy, with its leftist base and faddish post-modern reinterpretation of history that rejects objective truth as totalizing oppression and pushes the bounds of reasonable interpretations of events in order to promote a vision where perception is the new reality.
"Don’t be buffaloed by experts and elites.
Experts often possess more data than judgment.
Elites can become so inbred that they produce hemophiliacs who bleed
to death as soon as they are nicked by the real world."
—General Colin Powell
The woeful historiography of the Mexican Revolution, especially as regards Emiliano Zapata and his movement, coupled with the lunacy of 2020-2022, proves that Progressivism—which took root with the idea, founding, and exaltation of the professions and professional class at the end of the nineteenth century—has failed miserably:
Your Professors are Idiots
Your Officers are Cowards
Your Journalists are Liars
Your Doctors are Automatons
Your Scientists are Compromised
Your Government is Captured
"Experts" are not to be accorded unquestioned authority, or even deference, in any sphere of public policy, especially when their pronouncements defy all logic and common sense.
Joe Lee Janssens is the founder of Revolution Publishing LLC. A product of the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets with a BBA in Finance, he worked for over 25 years in the Oil Field as a certified public accountant and certified management accountant. In 1996 he received a BA in Spanish from the University of Houston and after an assignment as the Finance Director for a U.S. company in Veracruz, Mexico, he returned to enroll in the History program at UH in 2001. He received an MA in History in 2004, with a thesis titled "The Mexican and U.S. Civil Wars: Frontier Culture, Sectional Rivalry, and the Military-Agricultural Complex."
In his dissertation, Maneuver Warfare and Military Economy in the Mexican Revolution, 1910-1915, Dr. Janssens examined the historical intersection of economics with national security and nation-building. Following on Clausewitz’s assertion that more than any other form of human endeavor war is most comparable to “business competition,” he investigated the similarities and complexities of operating in the global economy and directing maneuver warfare on the tactical, operational and strategic levels—concepts collectively referred to as “military economy.”
What is an Imprint?
Joe Lee Janssens
Maneuver and Battle in the Mexican Revolution: Rise of the Praetorians
Maneuver and Battle in the Mexican Revolution: A Revolution in Military Affairs (Parts 1 and 2)
Maneuver and Battle in the Mexican Revolution: The Military-Agricultural Complex (Parts 1 and 2)
Strategy and Tactics of the Mexican Revolution, 1910 - 1915
U.S. Army Intelligence in the Mexican Revolution, 1910-1915 (Volumes 1-3)
Zapata’s War: Campaigns against the Federal Army, 1911-1914
Zapata’s War: Minor Combat and Operations
An imprint is to literature what a record label is to music. Just as some recording artists establish their own record label over issues of artistic integrity and money, the same is true of imprints. Additionally, publishing print on demand through one’s own imprint also helps avoid possible issues with competing distribution channels that may have their own imprints.