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“…Undying admiration: Coriolanus and Custer.”
“…Forgotten manliness: the nameless English soldier who fashioned a cross for Joan of Arc from the wood of her pyre.”
These are just some lump-in-the-throat examples of manliness that I expected to find in this book, but Harvey C. Mansfield, Harvard professor of government, delivers nothing but a lump, the fatal kind that metastasizes whenever the faculty lounge and the University Press join hands and lock jaws.p>Instead of pumping us up, he tells us everything we’ve always wanted to know about Plato’s presentation of thumos in The Republic ; women and akuron in Aristotle’s Politics ; virtu in Machiavelli (“To be altogether bad you have to be good at being bad, thus good”); Nietzsche’s nihilism, Hobbes’s Leviathan
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?