A Manly Manifesto 10

Friends and readers, I am pleased to present you with my new special report, A Manly Manifesto.

In this thirty-three page manifesto, you will learn seventeen of the distinguishing traits of manly men.

Once you finish reading the manifesto, you can use the action plan at the end to apply the principles discussed to your own life.


Tech Note: You will need a free copy of Adobe Reader to read this .pdf report.

Who It’s For:

Men, young and old, who are interested in learning more about manliness or who wish to take part in the revival of true manliness.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Why The Wisest Men Never Graduate From School
  • The Two Most Important Topics… Which Are Largely Taboo Today
  • The Seemingly Easy Action That Often Feels Harder Than Martyrdom
  • The Imperative Difference Between Patriotism and Nationalism
  • Why A Lowly Laborer Is Often More Manly Than Seemingly Successful Men
  • True Stories from Theodore Roosevelt, Patrick Henry, Winston Churchill, and Others

Want To Help?

The manifesto is completely free, so I am relying on your support to spread the news.  Please share this report with any one you think might be interested.

If you have a website or blog, please help encourage the spread of manliness by linking to this report at: http://www.practicalmanliness.com/manlymanifesto/

10 thoughts on “A Manly Manifesto

  1. Reply bondChristian Apr 7,2010 1:09 PM

    I’m excited about this. After the interview, I was all pumped about checking it out. I haven’t downloaded it yet, but I’m looking forward to digging into it later this evening. Thank you for sharing.

    -Marshall Jones Jr.

  2. Reply Nate Desmond Apr 7,2010 3:16 PM

    @ Marshall Jones, Jr. – Thanks for your encouragement and help! I am excited about this also. 😉

  3. Reply Ibrahim | TwentiesLife.com Apr 8,2010 6:58 AM

    Congrats on your first Manifesto! It looks great. I know it’s a little early in the game, but your work is worth charging for!


  4. Reply Nate Desmond Apr 8,2010 7:48 AM

    @ Ibrahim – Thank you for your encouragement! I spent many long hours working on this ebook, so it is nice to know that it was worth it!

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  6. Reply Joseph Apr 9,2010 2:18 PM

    Nate, I’ve read all the comments in the Art of Manliness discussion board on your book. I just want to say, don’t let them get you down! (Rest assured, however, that you comments made me think that you were invigorated with the chance to put your debate skills to use. They were by no means depressed or rude.)

    From what I’ve seen of your manifesto, I’ve been impressed with how clean and polished the whole report is. From the layout to the content, everything was easy to read and follow. Well done!

  7. Reply Nate Desmond Apr 9,2010 2:22 PM

    @Joseph – Thank you for your feedback! I always have trouble evaluating my own communications, so your encouragement is very helpful.

    Thank you also for your comment about the manifesto. Nick Hampshire was a BIG help in formatting the manifesto.

  8. Reply David Apr 10,2010 9:49 PM


    I’m excited about the Manifesto, and the greater work you’re doing here. As a committed Christian guy, it sometimes pains me how few of the voices in modern manliness profess such a faith. I’m glad to see you’re not in that camp.

    My one beef: as a single guy, I found the lack of relationship mentions outside of marriage to be a bit of a letdown. I think a lot of manliness in today’s day and age includes treatment of women, how to pursue a relationship, female friends, etc. Might want to include it a bit in the future, or expand the marriage bit.

    Looking forward to all that’s to come.

  9. Reply Dave Eikelberg May 12,2010 6:15 AM

    Good Day Nate,

    I would like to thank you for this interesting and helpful approach to teaching the practical aspects of manliness. The Manifesto is very insightful and fulfills a great need. At the end of the Manifesto you had asked for any ideas readers might have for future directions. There is a great need for guidance in how one can become, for the lack of a better term, a Rennaissance Man. By example, Thomas Jefferson is said to have been the closest thing to a Rennaissance Man that this country has ever had, as he was learned in: animal husbandry, agriculture, astronomy, botany, horsemanship, history, theology, multiple languages, paleontology, distillation of fine spirits, and many other areas of inquiry.

    Therefore, may I suggest that you set about the process of developing a course of study for your readers (I include myself, as I can always use advice from others) in how to become a Rennaisance Man through a course of life-long learning. My 25-year old son is also most interested in this type of self-fulfillment, and yet I have trouble advising him in this regard. The best I can determine from an economical perspective is to start randomly reading used or discounted books. But a more precise map through the required types of learning is required. Perhaps you could use this program as a well to also earn revenue from promoting learning materials of vendors, whose products you solidly believe in. For example, the Teach 12 “The Great Courses” is an ideal starting point to mention to your readers. I have found these courses, taught by professors and recorded on compact discs, to be richly rewarding. I also pick up books from a used book store, but confess randomness in my approach including areas such as Egyptology and Astronomy. I would also like to buy several of the Rosetta Stone courses to help learn multiple languages, but they are rather expensive to obtain. The Harvard Classics from Easton Press are one indulgence I have afforded myself by buying one book per month for my son and I to enjoy.

    Finally, perhaps it will be best to just offer this as potentially worthy idea, and let you explore options and see what you independently come up with to help turn us into better men, better scholars, and better citizens. Whatever, choices you discover, it seems to me that a decent revenue stream could also be realized for yourself by being paid to promote the outstanding products you discover, believe in, and are willing to recommend.

    Kindest Regards and Best Wishes for Your Continued Success Nate,

    Dave Eikelberg
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  10. Reply Nate Desmond May 12,2010 8:18 AM

    @ Dave Eikelberg – Thank you for your encouraging and useful comment! You have given me some great ideas on ways to improve the manifesto and/or create a new course.

    Thank you!

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