I'm more interested now, in the past than ever. Read Simon Scarrow, Conn Iggulden, others of that ilk, the Legions, the Greeks, Vespasian, Hannibal and Hamilcar, Xerxes, Alexander, Cornwell's stuff - Aelfryyd, et al;
Montcalm and Wolfe; French and Indian War stuff.
The Irish Rebels; the Irish Princes; London;

It's just too bloody depressing on the current scene, and hope is limited to a reasonably painless BM.