On May 7, 2007, at 10:21 AM, Wojtek Sokolowski wrote:
> What is more, machismo is not a "north -south" or even race
> or ethnicity issue - but it seems to be related to class.
In the U.S., and maybe elsewhere, there's a long tradition of sissifying the upper class - most recently, and absurdly, Bush did it to Kerry in 2004. Teddy Roosevelt spent much of his life trying to change that image.