The Feminization of the Democrats

“The Feminization of the Democrats,” Wall Street Journal, September 9, 1996.


The current breakup experienced by the American family is having a profound effect on American politics, as well as on American society. One can go further and say that the social problems we are confronting, problems either created or exacerbated by our welfare state, are making the welfare state a cultural issue as well as an economic one. The Christian right understands this, as does the secularist left. The “culture wars” are no political sideshow. Today, and in the years ahead, they will be energizing and defining all the controversies that revolve around the welfare state.