On Tuesday, Senator Josh Hawley's new book, Manhood: The Masculine Virtues America Needs, hit shelves across the nation. In it, he delves into the masculinity crisis plaguing the United States, and offers his thoughts on who, or what, is to blame.
Hawley's top suspects are the media, the Democrats, and the left, each of whom, he argues, have found themselves on different fronts in the war on manliness.
The book's ten chapters are split into two parts; the first details what it means to become a man, and the second explains the numerous duties a man must perform in his life, including husband, father, warrior, and builder.
Hawley, a devout Christian, centers his view of manliness around the Bible, arguing that the text "can inspire men today, guide them, and disclose new possibilities for their souls." He suggests that if all men were to follow "the good book," it would result in "renewal for the American republic."
He suggests society has made a huge mistake in its decision to "welcome men who are passive and tame, who will do as they are told," adding that a continuation of such an ideology would lead to the "ruination of America."
In an interview with Fox News on Tuesday, Hawley slammed the "stupid policies" that have come out of Washington, DC over the past few decades, namely those that resulted in the movement of blue-collar jobs away from the US to countries like China, claiming they "harmed families" and "decimated whole communities."
He went on to argue that the media and the left have worked hard to create a generation of men who don't "rock the boat," and are instead simply "androgynous consumers." This, he suggested, was tied to the left's "radical gender ideology," which seeks to eliminate the differences between men and women.
Hawley distanced himself from influencers such as Andrew Tate, whose brand of masculinity he described as "toxic."
"My message to men is we can do better than that," the senator said. "The problem with the kind of Andrew Tate-like ideology is that it basically, it glories in the toxic nature of what the left says manhood is. And that's just all a lie. That's not true at all."
Hawley has long been critical of the movement away from traditional masculinity, and this book is just the latest in a string of attempts by the senator to get the country's men back on track.
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