I heartily commend to you Anthony Esolen, who I am finding is one of the most perceptive writers on the nature of manhood and the way men can and should relate to one another, particularly in this age when manhood is mostly viewed as a disease to be cured by the merciless ministrations of cultural feminism.
You may find many of Esolen’s essays on this topic at Touchstone’s blog, Mere Comments. Those essays by Esolen that are online may be found here. Sadly, one of his most important essays (on the death of friendship among men) is not online. From time to time I badger the editors about this; maybe they’ll tire of that eventually and grant me a boon.
Meanwhile, Esolen has given an interview for the Roman Catholic news service Zenit. Read it. It’s not Catholic as much as it is catholic with regard to its subject matter. Of course, rank and file American Catholics in this era of history, particularly its prelates, sorely need to hear Dr. Esolen’s admonitions. But their need is certainly no less than the same needs among Protestant evangelicals, particulary among their squishy-complementarian and egalitarian prelates and seminary professors.