The Roaring of the Alpha Males (and the Silence of the Lambs)

Author
Mira Oklobdzija
Content Type
Commentary and Analysis
Institution
Foreign Policy In Focus
Abstract
Self-restraint is one of the most important litmus tests for distinguishing between humans and other social animals. Major human leaders, both past and present, often fall short in this regard. Instead, particularly as they mobilize their countries for war, these leaders compete for the distinction of being the alpha male.
Topic
Gender Issues, Gender Based Violence
Political Geography
Global Focus