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Manliness’

In response to:

Mousiness from the June 8, 2006 issue

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

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Garry Wills replies:

Chest-beating as argument. How manly.

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