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Spotted on the op-ed page of the remarkable Times, jottings of a sociological and zoological nature with overtones of the clinically insane, and claimed rather proudly by Dr. Charles M. Blow, a man with no prior convictions:
And it’s about understanding that masculinity is wide enough and deep enough for all of us to fit in it. But society in general, and male culture in particular, is constantly working to render it narrow and shallow. We have shaved the idea of manhood down to an unrealistic definition that few can fit in it with the whole of whom they are, not without severe constriction or self-denial.
The man that we mythologize in the back of our minds is a
cultural concoction, an unattainable ideal, a perfect specimen of
muscles and fearlessness and daring. Square-jawed and well-rounded.
Potent and passionate. Sensitive but not sentimental. And, above
all else, unwaveringly heterosexual and without even a hint of
(February 11, 2012)
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?