Allan C. Carlson is president of the Howard Center for Family, Religion & Society and international secretary of the World Congress of Families. In 1988, President Ronald Reagan appointed him to the National Commission on Children, on which he served until 1993. Over the last ten years he has advised various congressional leaders and presidential candidates on how to craft family-friendly policies and legislation.
In 1947, a brilliant sociologist proved that the way of the family was the way of civilization. He couldn't have been more accurate in his research—or his predictions.
This review appears in the Summer 2016 issue of Modern Age. To subscribe now, go here.
There's a simple but powerful antidote to big government control of markets and economy, and it's more common than you might think.
Once again, it seems, the issue in America finally boils down to the old contest between Hamilton and Jefferson.
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