More Florence King

This is from her review of Tom Brokaw’s The Greatest Generation, in which he wonders why the veterans of WWII turned into the distant workaholic dad of the 50’s, the “Organization Man whose children rarely saw him because they were always in bed when he got home,” as Miss King puts it. Brokaw can’t figure it out. Miss King can:

Is it possible that men who have enjoyed four years of freedom from women, children, and the tedium of domesticity would seek in the working world, which was then largely masculine, a replication of the exclusively masculine world of war?

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