The War Against the Family: A Parent Speaks Out on the Political, Economic, and Social Policies That Threaten Us All

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BPS Books, 2007 - Political Science - 655 pages
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Widely recognized as the most powerful and complete critique of the war against the family presently taking place in Western democracies

Inspired by his own passionate experience as a son, husband, and father, Gairdner offers in this book a forum for a long-overdue debate about the future of the family in Western civilization.

Gairdner traces the war against the family to an egalitarian ideology that begins with Plato and survives today as a utopian liberalism that has become a caricature of itself, everywhere promoting the equality and rights of individuals, but ignoring their duties and obligations. Driven by its devotion to egalitarianism and the promise of what can only be a morally and socially irresponsible form of "freedom," the modern state effectively weakens all of society, of which the traditional the family unit is the most important element.

So constituted, the modern democratic state is driven to target the family unit as a bastion of privacy, privilege, and moral authority at odds with the state's own secular and egalitarian motives. Hence, the war against the family.

All those who are concerned about the direction of modern life and the country they are leaving for future generations are sure to benefit from this cri de coeur written by a man of deep experience and searing insight.
 

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Extremely long diatribe about the 'liberal agenda' conspiracy in Canada. Claims of conspiracy include everything from women's rights (a hidden plan to outlaw the family), and planned parenthood (whose ... Read full review

Contents

1 The State vs the Family
3
Ten Unnecessary Obstacles
19
3The Traditional Family System
55
4The Antifamily Tradition
97
5The SWedish LeSSOn
138
6 The Family at a Glance
154
Part
158
The ISSues
195
12Women at War On the Military Daycare and Home Fronts
327
13 Radical Homosexuals vs the Family
355
14The Gay Plague and the Politics of AIDS
397
Abortion vs the Family
415
Euthanasia vs the Family
474
The Church vs the Family
498
The Law vs the Family
539
The Choices Before US
585

Looking After Their Minds
197
Moral Values and SexEd
222
9 Looking After Their Bodies
266
Take Back the Schools
277
Women Against the Family
295

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William D. Gairdner, Ph.D., is a former Olympic athlete and professor of English, and the bestselling author of many books, including The Trouble with Canada. . . Still, The Trouble with Democracy, and Oh, Oh, Canada!Canada's Founding Debates (University of Toronto Press).

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