The war against boys has not ended. But it is a lot less ferocious these days. And boys have more allies than ever before. In the early nineties when I began research for the War Against Boys, few educators or journalists were talking about boys’ academic deficits. There were no books like The Dangerous Book for Boys on the bestseller list. And there certainly were no conferences like this one on behalf of young men. I am very impressed with your director, Tom Golden—and to all of you—for making this event happen.