Harvey C. Mansfield gets all whiney at the NYRB.
In response to Mousiness (June 8, 2006)
To the Editors:
In a recent issue [NYR, June 8] Garry Wills, reviewing my book Manliness, and thinking to annoy me, closed with the cheap gibe that I am a mouse, not a man. Since he wants me to worry about my manliness, and manly men do not elaborate, I will tell him without explanation that his review was full of clumsy errors. Your intelligent readers will find them easily.
Harvey C. Mansfield
Garry Wills replies:
Chest-beating as argument. How manly.
Someone should clue Mansfield in. His book has been universally decried. One fine example.
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