[BONUS LINK:] From The Sunday Times:
In search of lost manliness.Posted by hugh macleod at April 2, 2006 5:07 PM | TrackBack
Harvard professor Harvey Mansfield tells John-Paul Flintoff he is sticking out his jaw at the storm his views on maleness have caused.
It is not only women who have attacked his views on manliness. “Male reviewers behave with gallantry, speaking up for women,” Mansfield said. “It’s a paradox: they’re demonstrating manliness by attacking it.”
But he doesn’t mind. In fact, he positively welcomes the buffeting. And the harder the blows of his critics, the more manly he feels: “Manliness loves being embattled,” says the Byronic professor and washer-upper, “and alone against the world.”