The 19th century Transcendentalist Ralph Waldo Emerson elaborated on what constituted an authentic man in essay after essay. His wish list eerily described a man like Trump.
Nick Romeo is a regular contributor to The Daily Beast. His journalism and criticism has also appeared in The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, The New Republic,The Times Literary Supplement, The Boston Globe, Slate, Rolling Stone, Newsweek, National Geographic, and many other venues.
Ian Tewksbury is a Classics PhD student at Stanford University. His primary research interests include archaic poetry and ancient philosophy. He has also written for Aeon and The Atlantic.