Crisis in America: Father Absence

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Nova Science Publishers, Jan 1, 1998 - Social Science - 132 pages
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Violence -- senseless violence. Gangs. Rape. Crime. Murder. Substance abuse. Denigration of women. Racism. No conscience. No remorse. Reckless promiscuity. Irresponsibility. Divorce and single-parenting. Babies having babies. Abortion as birth control. Dependence of government as a way of life. Rebellion. Hatred of authority and authority figures. An educational system in crisis. Victim mentality. The loss of religion and spirituality. Polarization. What does this describe? Unfortunately, the behaviors and attitudes of an ever growing segment of our American youth. Why? How did this happen? Many blame the dissolution of the family. But that's incorrect. The dissolution of the family is, most certainly, a tragedy; however, it is merely a symptom, not a cause. The cause is the loss of the paternal function. In short, we are without fathers.

But what is a father? What is the paternal function? Why do we need fathers? How did we lose our fathers? And, most importantly, how can we get them back and get back, too, America the way it "used to be"? This seminal book addresses this and other crucial issues of our time.

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About the author (1998)

Dr. Frank Ancona is an Associate Professor at the Sussex County Community College, where he teaches Mythology and is the coordinator of the English and Honors program.

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