Episode 023 — Jack Donovan – Masculinity & Violence

by Admin on March 5, 2014


Back from DARC Casey interviews Jack Donovan. Our apologies for being a little spotty the last few weeks with the Episodes and TWIG News segments, we are caught up and back on line after some computer and other technical difficulties. Thanks for your continued support and patience!!




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Jack Donovan’s Background

Jack Donovan moonlights as an advocate for the resurgence of tribalism and manly virtue.  He has contributed articles to Alternative RightThe SpearheadThe Hall of Manly ExcellenceCounter-CurrentsIn Mala Fideand Amerika.

Donovan has appeared on television and radio to discuss the topic of manhood, and in 2010 spoke to a group of students at a private high school about “Masculinity in the 21st Century.”

Jack Donovan is originally from rural Pennsylvania. He has lived and worked in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego and currently resides in Portland, Oregon.

Violence is Golden Article. Well worth the read!

Handling the question of Masculinity (90% negative)

  • Anti-Violence are either ignorant, hypocritical, or lying.
  • End of the day the state is sponsored violence


The Way of Men

  • The Way of Men is The Way of The Gang
  • Manliness is easy to perceive, but hard to define
  • “Manliness” not necessarily good or moral
  • Masculinity is about what men want from each other
  • Based on characteristics vital for survival


Virtues of Masculinity

  • Strength – physical strength/ endurance
  • Courage – wiliness to take risk
  • Mastery – appreciation of excellence
  • Honor
    • Old fashioned type
    • “I have to hit you back or you will keep hitting me”
    • Loyalty


Responding to Reviews & Critics

  • “A Mad Max View of Manliness”
  • “Right Wing Propaganda!”
  • “Donovan’s take on masculinity is retroactive, fascistic and reactionary.”




Jack’s Facebook

Buy/Download his book – The Way of Men

Look for Jack’s upcoming Book of Essays soon!


Jack’s Work:

Violence is Golden

Zombies, Alienation and President Hillary Clinton

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