Fatherless America. David Blankenhorn, Welcome Home, 6/1/ This fact is so disturbing that many people prefer to ignore it. Our public debate on the family . In this book, author David Blankenhorn discusses the harms of fatherlessness and makes the Good Family Man, a disappearing entity, his main protagonist. “With passion and precision, Fatherless America demonstrates that whether our concern is with teenage pregnancy, crime, violence David Blankenhorn asks.

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Everybody dislikes him, and for good reason, but the central lesson he teaches is that fatherhood is mostly a matter of economics.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Gender neutrality as a principle appears to override all of other principles and considerations, and society is left holding a really nasty bag of consequences. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. In my own reading I have consistently been surprised by the myopia of academics and writers when writing about the family; or, rather, the ignoring of family.

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He is the Superfluous Father with a humane face. The New Father-I can’t help but think of gay men because this is the father who takes on the traditional feminine roles of changing diapers and doing the laundry while his wife brings home the bacon. A great read for men and a must read for anyone considering divorce. His assertion comes across as one of common sense prevention rather than creating more expensive and far less effective social programs.


It sounds antiquated, almost embarrassing. Share Email to a Friend.

Fatherless America: Confronting Our Most Urgent Social Problem

At other times he appears in the guise of the New Father — an altogether more likeable guy. David Blankenhorn is founder and President of the Institute for American Values, a private, non-partisan organization devoted to research, publication, and public education on major issues of family well-being, family policy, and civic values.

But these factors, while certainly alarming, still fail to reveal the heart of the matter.

As a cultural ideal, our inherited understandings of fatherhood are under siege. Tonight, more than one-third of our nation’s children will go to sleep in homes in which their fathers do not live.

Another great example of a contrarian book is Life at ffatherless Bottom; I highly recommend it. Admittedly, I have a unique interest in topics related to masculinity, manhood, fatherhood, and the dynamics of the family. And he does so by quoting the outlandish ideas and philosophies of “leading experts,” people with PhDs fatherlesa believe that their learning also makes them wise, who advocate for “mix ‘n max parenthood,” androgynous parenting men becoming more like women and vice versaand otherwise demonizing and relegating masculinity and manhood to the bygone ages of barbarism.

It heralds the attributes of masculinity rather than decry faatherless, and asserts that fatherhood is the most powerful construct to harness the natural impulses of men. Alison rated it liked it Jul 10, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


They are, without fatherleess doubt, the biggest losers in our quest to change traditional mores and expectations related to marriage and fatherhood. That’s the main message of this book. He shares equally in the responsibilities of domestic life. In fact, masculinity in particular has been singled out as something to avoid, to correct, and to expunge.

I was a teenager in then and saw so much divorce among my friends families. He lives in increasingly hostile territory. Read it and pass it on. If we do not, we must not be surprised by the continuing decline of fatherhood in our society. Single mom’s only regret is that she had a relationship with him.

Fatherless America is not only a review o Fatherless America is one of the most important books I have read in years.

FATHERLESS AMERICA by David Blankenhorn | Kirkus Reviews

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