Dan Kurt: Bruce: The book is great, but you owe it to yourself to read Boys Together with the book that reformed (destroyed) the English Public Schools, just as Uncle Tom’s Cabin contributed to the American War Between the States. That book is, of course, Tom Brown’s Schooldays, free from here.
AAB: “America today is a girl-destroying place.” The statistics on suicide rates proves that boys suffer considerably more than girls.
Bruce: Thanks for the recommendation, Dan. Just bought the book. Always liked the Flashman flashbacks.
A Boy and His Dog: Boys will be OK, but how to keep one’s daughters from becoming Miley Cyrus…
Dan Kurt: Read Boys Together by John Chandos if you want to see how to raise Hard Men.
Scipio Americanus: Saw the name “Bill McKibben” and suffered some sort of catatonic episode that blanked out the rest of the text.
Alrenous: Gustav: Since it’s not actually going to happen, the point is to live as if I had to impress these people. It helps focus the mind on the important over the urgent. Aretae: Nothing little about it. All I can hope to do is ramp up my performance to match my confidence.
Isegoria: I’ll admit, I knew you objected to it, and I posted it as an interesting bit of Greer-bait.
T. Greer: NOOOOOOOO! This is simply Not. True. As in, the history being told here is factually incorrect. The Han-Xiongnu war did not happen the way Luttwak says it does. I spent two hours last night working on a rebuttal to this piece, which for some mysterious reason seems to be making its way around the blogosphere this week. I’ll pass it on to you when I am done.
Stephen Gustav: I don’t know that I’d want a slice off the top of humanity’s most incisive and wise sitting on my dread judgment panel. Going the other way would likely be bad, too. I’d like a selection of the gullible, the average, the easily swayed, thank you.