• In schools all over the world, little boys learn that their country is the greatest in the world, and the highest honor that could befall them would be to defend it heroically someday. The fact that empathy has traditionally been conditioned out of boys facilitates their obedience to leaders who order them to kill strangers.

    Myriam Miedzian (2002). “Boys Will Be Boys: Breaking the Link Between Masculinity and Violence”, p.100, Lantern Books