honor

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The Art of Manliness Podcast #41: The Gentlemen & The Roughs With Dr. Lorien Foote

by Brett

Welcome back to another episode of the Art of Manliness podcast! A few months ago we did a massive series on the history of manly honor in the West. In one of the posts, we explored what honor meant to men living in the American North at the time of the Civil War and how […]

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Manly Honor VII: How and Why to Revive Manly Honor in the Twenty-First Century

by Brett

Over the last few months, we’ve defined traditional honor, and then taken a look at the different ways that definition has been interpreted and lived by men over the centuries. Traditional honor consists of having a reputation judged worthy of respect and admiration by a group of equal peers who share the same code of […]

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Manly Honor VI: The Decline of Traditional Honor in the West in the 20th Century

by Brett & Kate McKay

Our last three posts – on Victorian, Northern, and Southern honor respectively, detailed the final manifestations of traditional honor cultures in the West, while also hinting at the cultural forces that were emerging even then that would eventually erode them almost entirely. Today we will cover how those forces were amplified, manifested themselves, and led […]

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Manly Honor Part V: Honor in the American South

by Brett & Kate McKay

Welcome back to our series on manly honor. Today we tackle Southern honor in the 19th century. Now, be prepared: this is and will be the longest post in the series by far. The complexity of traditional honor and its various cultural manifestations cannot possibly be underestimated, nor can the difficulty in distilling these complexities […]

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Manly Honor Part IV — The Gentlemen and the Roughs: The Collision of Two Honor Codes in the American North

by Brett & Kate McKay

Welcome back to our series on manly honor. In our last post, I said that Northern and Southern honor would be covered in one article, and that future posts would be shorter. Neither turned out to be true. Well, this one is a little shorter, but we’re giving Northern and Southern honor their own posts […]

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Manly Honor: Part III — The Victorian Era and the Development of the Stoic-Christian Code of Honor

by Brett & Kate McKay

Welcome back to our series on manly honor. Now, I originally planned for the history of honor to be one post, and then decided I could cover it in two, and now I’m thinking it’s going to take five posts, counting the one two weeks ago and today’s. Who was I kidding? The topic of […]

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Manly Honor: Part II — The Decline of Traditonal Honor in the West, Ancient Greece to the Romantic Period

by Brett

Welcome back to our series on manly honor. In my last post, I explained the classic definition of honor: having a reputation worthy of respect and admiration in a group of equal peers. This reputation consists of both horizontal honor (your acceptance as a full member of the group), and vertical honor (the praise you […]

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Manly Honor: Part I — What Is Honor?

by Brett

Across cultures and time, honor and manliness have been inextricably tied together. In many cases, they were synonymous. Honor lost was manhood lost. Because honor was such a central aspect of a man’s masculine identity, men would go to great lengths to win honor and prevent its loss. If we take even a cursory look at history, […]

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