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Daily Archives: April 21st, 2011

Who Is the Beta Man?

  IN THE PREVIOUS entry, a reader wondered at the popularity of the term “beta man.” Vishal Mehra wrote: Regarding this alpha-beta thing, we don’t see this usage in any older writers. So either they used different words for this phenomenon or the phenomenon of beta men is itself novel. Or the phenomenon itself is illusory […]

A Feast For Men, A Feast For All

  AT THE Last Supper, Christ bade a tender farewell to his dearest followers. ”He loved them unto the end,” John tells us. His words and actions - the washing of the feet and the offering of his body and blood  - are those of a man who has reserved his greatest expressions of love for the end. […]