Quote: There has always been a fear that any society that is too soft on its men will eventually become weak and will be easily conquered. Men have always guarded the idealism of masculinity in part for this reason. There are many today (men and women) who would like to see ideals of masculinity done away with altogether because they believe it leads to wars and violence and has no redeeming attributes. This is, truly, playing with fire.
Speaking of playing with fire. I wonder whether, in the nuclear age, it might not actually be better for everyone if WMDs are in the hands of cold calculating bureaucrats. Testosterone is great if you're fighting a ground war, but ancient virtues aren't always virtues when modern technology is in play.