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Wimps and barbarians, not gentlemen

It is no secret that Harvey Mansfield, Jr., Professor of Political Science at Harvard, is a rare conservative there; indeed, he may be the only one. Well, this report is on a speech he gave wherein he criticized the sexual habits of today’s college students. The students said they were offended when Mansfield said the only gentlemen left were either gay or conservative, according to The Harvard Crimson. (Thanks to Powerline for bringing this to my attention). And entirely related to this issue you should look at Terrence Moore’s
fine and long essay in the current issue of The Claremont Review of Books called, "Wimps and Barbarians: The Sons of Murphy Brown." Moore reflects on what today’s boys and young men are like (either wimps or barbarians), why, and begins to consider what can be done about it. And you might also want to consider Moore’s piece in the latest issue of On Principle, called, A Real High School.

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I applaud Mansfield’s comments. I’m
appreciative that someone has the
courage to argue that women are not
liberated by having sex outside of
marriage with multiple partners, aborting their babies, and being as
disgusting as men are. The "double
standard" was indeed sexist but our
culture wants to throw the baby out
the bathwater. The true advance for
women’s rights will be when we truly
respect motherhood and chastity for
gentlemen, not when we give moral
license for women to earn their equality
with immoral men. Let’s preserve our
objective moral law and have everyone
obey it. That will lead to joy and
true liberation of the soul.

Tony Williams

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