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July 21, 2005

The Social Engineering Beyond Challenge

"Breaking the Glass Taboo," my latest column for TheFactIs.org, responds to Providence Journal editorialist M.J. Anderson's nostalgia for the days of the Baby Boomers' youth and to recent research finding that removing men from the home can be part of a recipe for creating "exceptional" boys.

I didn't go into this in my column, but have you ever noticed that "progress" increasingly seems like a bend around the cultural track back to our primal days? Well, consider what it would imply for men's behavior if society accepted the notion that fathers needn't be bound to the children whom they beget.

Posted by Justin Katz at July 21, 2005 6:28 AM
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"consider what it would imply for men's behavior if society accepted the notion that fathers needn't be bound to the children whom they beget."

I think that's called rap music.

Posted by: Ben Bateman at July 21, 2005 2:38 PM

I have noticed the same thing. Increasingly, I'm reminded of Chesterton's observation that, "They think us barbarians because we look to the past. We think them barbarians because they do not look to the past."

Posted by: Sage at July 21, 2005 2:48 PM