The Good Soldier: The Tragedy of Colin Powell

Jim Bratt This post originally appeared in The Twelve: Reformed Done Daily on November 8, 2021. Colin Powell at a meeting of the national security council at the White House on the day following the 9/11 attacks in 2001 with, from left, Donald Rumsfeld, President George W Bush and Dick Cheney. Photograph: Doug Mills/AP Colin Powell …

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Manhood, Sports and War

by Will Katerberg Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about masculinity. I’ve been teaching some classes on the relationship between conceptions of manhood and race and American foreign policy in the late 19th and early 20th century. Think Teddy Roosevelt. I’m also thinking ahead about a course on masculinity and sports that I’m co-teaching in …

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