Every society rests on the death of men.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

ITEM Almost one out of three American men is a veteran.’

ITEM In one World War I battle alone (the Battle of the Somme), more than one million men were killed or maimed.2

Understanding men requires understanding men’s relationship to the three Ws. women, work, and war. Only IB-year-old boys are legally required to register for future wars. Both sexes have the option of joining the armed services in peacetime, but only men in the services are required to be available for combat in wartime. Should a major war break out, it is only our sons who will be notified within forty-eight hours to report to boot camp. Before men can vote, they have the obligation to protect that right, women receive the right to vote without the obligation to protea that right.