Men Must Write
I’ve copied this from a New Zealand political page … It could just as easily apply here.
In the current political muddle, or puddle if you prefer, a review of politics with high quality research that advances scholarly debates in all areas of policy and in political theory is essential to the restoration and strength that conservatism needs to successfully restore its guiding influence.
Quoting Mark Twain, “A man who doesn’t read has no advantage over a man who cannot read.”
The historical difficulty of men reading or taking the time to read is well described and was largely circumvented in New Zealand and quite successfully through the strength of journalism and quality of our newspapers.
That’s not the media of today, of course.
Those issues were read aloud in workplaces, smoko rooms, around kitchen tables and various other places communicating and educating in a way we don’t see today.
There was a unity amongst men that we also don’t see today.
There’s comedians aplenty and good meme-makers and they are an influence but today, as was noted a century ago by Jane Mander, we must encourage men to write.
Wise words from our history books and sadly they must be repeated today.