Men Without Chests: Reflections on the Death of a Great Hero and the America he Loved

In his book The Abolition of Man, the great British thinker C.S. Lewis contemplates the demise of universal values and moral leadership. From a young age, children are taught that only objective reality is universal, Lewis writes. The dismissal of a common standard of morality results in a society led by individuals with “heads no bigger than the ordinary; it is the atrophy of the chest beneath that makes them so… we make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst.” I can’t help...

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