Masculinity has reached a moment of crisis. From the erosion of unifying institutions such as marriage to a rise in male suicide rates, the last century and a half has been a particularly turbulent time to be a man. Increasing numbers of men are finding themselves anchorless, uprooted from the conventions and certainties of their forefathers. Today masculinity itself has come under attack, relentlessly maligned in the media. Now, more than ever, the long and perilous journey from infant to old age is fraught with strange complexities, moral dichotomies and maddening contradictions.
Incisive and solution-driven, The Seven Ages of Man offers men of all ages, and the women who love them, a clear roadmap to a more meaningful life and a better future for all. Part practical guide and part call to arms, it encourages a return to decency, compassion, humility, understanding and forgiveness.”
James Innes-Smith is an interesting and honourable man. He attended the International Conference on Men’s Issues 2018 and wrote a fair review for The Spectator. I also recommend his nostalgic au revoir to Eddie Van Halen, published last month.
‘The Seven Ages of Man’ promises to be a valuable contribution to the literature and discussion around men and masculinity and I look forward to reading it and sharing what I find soon. Pre-order at Amazon who will, by the way, donate to a charity of your choice (The Mankind Initiative is on the list) if you sign up for AmazonSmile at no extra purchase cost.
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