To be sure, there are remnants of an Old West mentality of a rugged, tough-minded, if not slow to change attitude.
The answer has in large part to do with the enduring appeal of her complex, tough-minded view of love, life, and human nature.
Another name that has floated: Jonathan Dolgen, the tough-minded businessman who ran Viacom's film studio.
Walter is sent by his tough-minded grandmother to work in the office of a distinguished U.S. Senator.
Roosevelt was the tough-minded champion of a new, yet essentially conservative social order.
He differentiated them as the "tough-minded," and the "tender-minded."
Tender-minded and tough-minded, what a barbaric disjunction!
That tough-minded central bureaucracy did not ordinarily bother to obtain proof against those it suspected.
You get, in short, a materialistic universe, in which only the tough-minded find themselves congenially at home.