No Apologies Why Civilization Depends on the Strength of Men
It’s time to end the apology tour for traditional masculinity. A generation of young men and boys are being raised in self-loathing, taught that the core of their identity as men is not only abhorrent, but the fountainhead of humanity’s ills. In No Apologies, veteran author and professor, Anthony Esolen, issues a powerful defense of the virtues of masculine strength. From the thankless brute force that erected buildings, paved roads, and cleared ground, to the boundless energy of youth that compelled centuries of global exploration, to the father’s embodied authority as protector, director, and exemplar of law and justice, Esolen shows how civilization has rested upon the strength of men. Wizened, accessible, and powerfully articulated, Esolen draws on two millennia of historical thought, citing giants like Plato, Augustine, Aquinas, Twain, Solzhenitsyn, and others in a vigorous and timely defense of the masculine ethos.