Cotton, and Slaves, and Arrogance: Honor and Violence, Machismo and Appeasement
By Art Carden
While I’m not sure machismo is the fundamental argument against pacifism and appeasement, I’m sure it plays a large role. In honor cultures, you’re to do what your role demands, consequences be damned.
This scene from Gone With the Wind is one of my favorites, and I think it illustrates Bryan’s point nicely.