Until men recover a sense of honor, loyalty, and duty, they won’t be able to lead well or with integrity. Our nanny state and growing culture of (government) dependency are the result of a lack of honor, loyalty, and duty to the King of Kings. The failure of parents (and teachers) to nurture their children (especially the boys) deeply in the paideia of the Lord is the quickest way to reduce men to whiners and victims.

David Brooks addresses some of these issues directly and indirectly in a fine piece in today’s New York Times:

“Some colleges are lowering the admissions requirements just so they can admit a decent number of men. Even so, men make up just over 40 percent of college students. Two million fewer men graduated from college over the past decade than women. The performance gap in graduate school is even higher.

“Some of the decline in male performance may be genetic. The information age rewards people who mature early, who are verbally and socially sophisticated, who can control their impulses. Girls may, on average, do better at these things. After all, boys are falling behind not just in the U.S., but in all 35 member-nations of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

“But the big story here is cultural and moral. “

 For the rest of David Brooks’ article, see “Honor Code.”

HT:  Nick Lantinga