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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In short, the New Father teaches that there is no basic difference between a father and a parent — that there is nothing specifically male about fatherhood as a social role.

Books by David Blankenhorn. Jul 02, David rated it liked it Shelves: Fatherless America is not only a review o Fatherless America is one of the most important books I have read in years.

Our public debate on the family, for example, focuses almost exclusively on the roles of women and the plight of children, as if the male role in family life were somehow secondary or even irrelevant.

Amy rated it really liked it May 18, One of the great ironies of feminism is that as women have achieved greater autonomy in their quest against masculinity and patriarchy, they have adopted more and more masculine behaviors and attitudes.

Fatherless America: Confronting Our Most Urgent Social Problem by David Blankenhorn

He pays his child support faithfully, but something went horribly wrong in our divorce culture of the 80’s and 90’s. Es rated it really liked it Oct 19, My only gripe with this book is dagid word “pornography” is never used, not once.


Sometimes, for example, he plays the role of sperm bank.

FthenakisBeate Minsel Snippet view – His assertion comes across as one of blankeenhorn sense prevention rather than creating more expensive and far less effective social programs.

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BasicBooks- Social Science – pages. I think most Americans would agree the flight of fathers from their children is a bad thing.


Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. He is the chief editor of Rebuilding the Nest: No trivia or quizzes yet. Oct 01, thethousanderclub rated it really liked it.

Blankenhorn is founder and president of the Institute for American Values and has long been a key figure in the public debate on marriage and the family as well as a prominent leader in the fatherhood movement. This book explains what was going on in pop psychology regarding family science during the 90s.

Children do not need more nurturing, school curriculums, books dwvid other media affirming their plight as children without parentage, teaching them that they have “many fathers,” or that some families don’t have fathers at all, and telling them “they are all right,” and that it’s all okay.

Full of truth and creepy in its observations of America that hits home with even stronger resonance today, Blankenhorn asks, “Where are all the fathers? In fact, even works of fiction have provided insight into this personal interest—books like Gates of Fire and The Illiad.


Another great example of a contrarian book is Life at the Bottom; I highly recommend it. Blankenhorn lives with his wife and three-year-old son in New York City, N. In the world of social science, twenty years is a long, long time; however, I’m not convinced any of the deficiencies in our society detailed by David Blankenhorn have been addressed; in fact, many of them have xavid gotten much, much worse. Ron Antonucci rated it liked it Oct 14, The Diminishment of American Fatherhood.

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Fatherless America is not only a review of the past, it is a prophecy of our future if we don’t respond to the most troubling and disastrous demographic trend of the last several generations: This conclusion holds true even when differences of race, class, and income are taken into account. Although it’s packed with social research, data, and statistics, the most compelling argument it makes is one of ideas.