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The Broken Hearth: Reversing the Moral Collapse of the American Family (Large Print)

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Bestselling author William Bennett addresses the central social issue of our time—the deline of the family—in a book as intellectually provocative and politically controversial as his landmark The Death of Outrage.

Our recent economic prosperity has masked the devastation of the American family, which is now under seige as never before. From the dramatic rise in illegitimacy, divorce, and single parenthood to the call for the recognition of gay marriages, the traditional nuclear family is being radically challenged and undermined, along with the moral and legal consensus that once supported it.

Now in The Broken Hearth, William Bennett, America's foremost conservative spokesperson on matters of family values, presents a strong, well-reasoned, and informed defense of the traditional family. Interweaving history, anthropology, law, social science, and the teachings of Western religions, he argues that marriage between a man and a woman and the creation of a permanent, loving, and nurturing environment for children is a great historical achievement, one that should not be lightly abandoned in favor of more "progressive" arrangements. Bennett displays his ability to combine fearless conviction, acute insight, and respect for his adversaries in thorough, balanced, and enlightening discussions of single parenthood, cohabitation, gay marriage, and other trends that are undercuttingthe ideal of the family as the essential foundation of society.

Looking closely at the concerns and questions that divide America, Bennett provides a powerful affirmation of family life and the values and benefits it bestows on individuals and on society as a whole.

About the Author

William J. Bennett is Co-director of Empower America and Chairman and Founder of k12, an Internet-based elementary and secondary school. He is the editor of The Book of Virtues and The Moral Compass and the author of several books, including the bestsellers The Death of Outrage and, most recently, The Educated Child: A Parent's Guide. He lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland, with his wife, Elayne, and their two sons.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375431272
Subtitle:
Reversing the Moral Collapse of the American Family
Author:
Bennett, William J.
Publisher:
Random House Large Print Publishing
Location:
New York
Subject:
Marriage
Subject:
Family Relationships
Subject:
American
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Sociology - Marriage & Family
Subject:
Sociology - Social Theory
Subject:
Large type books
Subject:
Mores
Edition Number:
Large print ed.
Large Print:
Yes
Series Volume:
no. 252
Publication Date:
September 2001
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.58x6.42x.82 in. 1.15 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Sociology » Children and Family

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