Ethan Hawke is calling on American men to reevaluate their masculinity because he fears misguided he-men took the country to war in Iraq. The movie star and author has been critical of fellow Texan George W. Bush during his term as President and now the actor fears his leader's attempt to be a big man resulted in war.
Hawke tells Playboy magazine, "I'm from Texas. I love cowboy hats and riding horses. No American idealises all that more than I do. But when I see George W. Bush walking around in his cowboy hat, I feel it's time for some new kind of masculine identity. Masculine identity has been ruling the world for a long time. You could make a case that it was needed at one time to keep people safe, build buildings, make roads and conquer nature. But that masculine thing has also led us to war. Men like to fight. Men like to feel as if their d**ks are big, but, because of globalisation, I think, in some fundamental way 'Might makes right' is over."