Men and Marriage

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Pelican Publishing, 1986 - Family & Relationships - 219 pages
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"Timely when originally published, Men and Marriage is essential now given the the warlike climate ofmale-female relationships, unfortunately fostered by radical feminism."Rush Limbaugh

Men and Marriage is a critical commentary that asks theburning question, How can society survive the pervasive disintegration of thefamily? A profound crisis faces modern social order as traditional familyrelationships become almost unrecognizable.George Gilder's Men and Marriage is a revised and expandededition of his 1973 landmark work, Sexual Suicide . He examinesthe deterioration of the family, the well-defined sex roles it offered, and howthis change has shifted the focus of our society. Poverty, for instance, stemsfrom the destruction of the family when unmarried parents are abandoned bytheir lovers or older women are divorced because society approves of theirhusbands' younger girlfriends. Gilder claims that men will only fulfill theirpaternal obligations when women lead them to do so, and that this civilizinginfluence, balanced with proper economic support, is the most important part ofmaintaining a productive, healthy, loving society. He offers a concrete planfor rebuilding the family in America. His solutions challenge readers to returnto these roles and reestablish the family values that were once so crucial instaving off the ills that plague our country.Gilder insists that it is time to reexamine what "liberation" haswrought and at what cost. Only a return to traditional family values, hecontends, can stem the tide of disaster.George Gilder is the author of Wealth and Poverty, thebest-selling critique of Reaganomics, The Spirit of Enterprise, Visible Man, Naked Nomads, and The Party ThatLost Its Head . He was a speechwriter for Ronald Reagan and now writesregularly for The Wall Street Journal and National Review aboutmaterial advances and their effect on society. His most recent books includetwo other well-known social commentaries, Microcosm and Life AfterTelevision. Also available in paperback.

  

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User Review  - Greg Krehbiel - Goodreads

Marriage is a hot topic these days as many states consider revising what marriage means and who can marry whom. We tend to think of marriage in individual terms -- as a celebration of love, or a ... Read full review

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Selected pages

Contents

The Princess and the Barbarian
xv
The Facts of Life
3
The Necessities of Love
5
The Biological Difference
19
After the Hunt
29
Taming the Barbarians
39
The Breakdown of Monogamy
49
The Princesss Problem
51
The Economy of Eros
99
Sexual Politics
101
The Perils of Androgyny
115
Women in Combat
127
The Jobs Front
137
Sex and the Social Scientist
155
The Home Front
165
The Sexual Suicide Technocracy
179

The Barbarians Revenge
61
Cruising
69
Ghetto Liberation
79
Supporting Families
87
Why Men Marry
187
The Faith of Fathers
191
Notes
201
Copyright

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About the author (1986)

George Gilder publishes the "Gilder Technology Report, " a monthly newsletter, and is a Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute, where he directs the program on high technology and public policy. He is a founder and contributor to "ForbesASAP", a contributing editor of Forbes magazine, and a frequent writer for "The Economist, Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, " and other publications. His previous books include "Microcosm" and "Wealth and Poverty." He lives in Tyringham, Massachusetts.