The War Against Family: A Parent Speaks Out on the Political, Economic ...

Northern - posted on 02/03/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Someone recently read my post on Our Aging Society and Liberalism and recommended this book. I am still going through it. To read a few pages from it, click on the link below. It's a great read for those who believe in the family unit.

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

by William D Gairdner

"Widely recognized as the most powerful and complete critique of the war against the family presently taking place in Western democracies"
"(Gairdner is) the voice of the silent majority ."
-- Edmonton Journal
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.
William D. Gairdner, Ph.D., is a former Olympic athlete and professor of English, and the bestselling author of seven books, including "The Trouble with Canada" and "The Trouble with Democracy." Most recently he was the managing editor of "Canada's Founding Debates."

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Northern - posted on 02/04/2013

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I see positive change in the future. Maybe I'm becoming too hopeful but the more I read, the more I learn about regular individuals who actively involve themselves in politics to make a difference and help families survive and prosper. So long Canadians don't lose faith in their power to change their environment for the better, we'll make it.

Kathryn - posted on 02/03/2013

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Maybe our politicians should read this, or have it as a book to study in school.

If a teacher was to show the decline of the family, and the effects it has on society, it may be helpful in breaking the cycle.
Throw in the generational welfare poverty cycle, and how welfare just continues to create more poverty, it might click on some lighbulbs in some student minds.

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