Manliness by Harvey Mansfield

Started by The Biscuit Queen, May 06, 2007, 03:54 AM

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The Biscuit Queen

Have any of you heard of this? I actally got the name from feministing, who (for obvious reasons) feel it Mansfield is "ugh".

Sounds like he has a pretty freaking accurate view of feminism, at least. I think I am going to order this.
he Biscuit Queen

There are always two extremes....the truth lies in the middle.


I have not read it, but Mansfield can actually think. A rare ability among academics these days. Should be worthwhile.


This is an outstanding book.  Mansfield uses a wide range of classical sources to look at the virtue of manliness.

The objections to this book come overwhelmingly from people who come right out and say they haven't read it.

The title is a hurdle for gender feminists but the term "manliness" is as opposed to childishness, not womanliness. 

I highly recommend it.
The Lord works in strange ways; and with strange people.

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