Kipling and masculinity: “But a good cigar is a smoke”

At our meeting on 22nd November, John Walker offered a talk intended to spark discussion. In the event, the online system faltered and he had to shorten his argument.
He has asked that the original text be offered without footnotes and references, peer review, or guidance, in a form that might have been made available to members of the Society fifty years ago. Please click here to read: Kipling and masculinity