I don’t want you to choke on a surfeit of links to the Art of Manliness website, but there is another recent post there that dovetails perfectly with the Western Tradition: Andrew Ratelle’s “Lessons in Manliness from Dante.”
Ratelle’s main ideas on what men can take from Dante are as follows:
- Never underestimate the power of a well-rounded mind.
- Learn as much from experience as you do from books.
- Accept the consequences of your own moral vision.
- At the end of the day, a man lives the life he chooses.
To all of which, I say a hearty “Amen.”
Ratelle also links to some further reading on Dante. Check it out.