Brian Williams and the Tragedy of the Male Ego
Like most Americans, I was astonished by the brazen and inept lies told by NBC anchorman Brian Williams about his faux exploits while covering the war in Iraq. Moreover, I find his precipitous fall (which surely is accelerating even as I write) to be sadly instructive about men in general and the male ego in particular. Here we have a man who perched virtually at the pinnacle of alpha-dogness as measured on a global scale. Suave, handsome, wealthy, and admired by legions. What more could any man need? The answer, it seems, is "a whole lot more."