The Conduct of a Gentleman

An article of The Modern Survival Guide, Vol. II

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I find the whole concept of being a “gentleman” oddly fascinating. That’s a good place to start — you have this image of a man vs. a gentleman, simply by virtue of the language, which in and of itself sets up an opposed structure. A man is not a gentleman at the start; it’s something we earn or achieve. Masculinity is something of a fraught subject these days, and of…