The Rediscovery of the Family

Glazer, Nathan. "The Rediscovery of the Family." Commentary, 1978.

Excerpt: A funny thing happened on the way to developing a radical critique of the American family: it has turned out that the old model was not so bad after all. One of our best-known radical critics and historians, for example, has come out with a book not only attacking just about every reform ever proposed or instituted for the family, but also defending the patriarchal and authoritarian family in terms that might embarrass a conference of Catholic bishops.