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David French Is Completely Wrong About How COVID Affects Masculinity

An “obsession with masculinity” allegedly characterizes the American right — and David French is obsessed with it. He’s so obsessed with it, in fact, that he couldn’t pass up an opportunity to tweet about it even if it meant putting his scientific ignorance about COVID-19 on full display. French’s most recent attack on the right’s so-called masculinity obsession came in…

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Why National Conservatives’ Platform Should Start With Men

According to Sen. Josh Hawley, American men are in trouble. Beginning with a speech at the recent National Conservatism conference, Hawley has highlighted the crisis of American masculinity, arguing that our society disdains manhood, and that consequently many men are “withdrawing into the enclave of idleness, and pornography, and video games.” Hawley is right, and the growing national conservative movement…

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If ‘Cry Macho’ Is Clint Eastwood’s Farewell, It’s A Charming Letdown

Clint Eastwood movies are many things – rousing, thought-provoking, and routinely iconic. Even the worst of the worst — think “Pink Cadillac” — go all-in for our enjoyment. Until now. “Cry Macho,” starring and directed by the 91-year-old legend, flirts with a half-dozen noble conceits, maybe more. And it comes up short over and again. Eastwood plays Mike Milo, a retired rodeo…

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John Wayne, Jesus Christ, and the Question of Evangelicalism: An Interview with Kristin Kobes Du Mez

Kristin Kobes Du Mez, a professor of history at Calvin University, argues in in her latest book, Jesus and John Wayne,that white evangelicals have replaced Jesus with rugged individualists and nationalist icons of politics and popular culture. And in Donald Trump, she says they found one who fulfills those values. Du Mez shows how men of Trump’s ilk have enraptured…

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