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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (34 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William J. Bennett Narrator: Eric Park Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Bestselling author William Bennett addresses the central social issue of our time—the decline of the family—in a book as intellectually provocative and politically controversial as his landmark The Death of Outrage.

Our recent economic prosperity has masked the devastation of the American family, which is now under siege as never before. From the dramatic rise in illegitimacy, divorce, and single parenthood to the call for the recognition of gay marriages, the traditional nuclear family is being radically challenged and undermined, along with the moral and legal consensus that once supported it.

Now in The Broken Hearth, William Bennett, America’s foremost conservative spokesperson on matters of family values, presents a strong, well-reasoned, and informed defense of the traditional family. Interweaving history, anthropology, law, social science, and the teachings of Western religions, he argues that marriage between a man and a woman and the creation of a permanent, loving, and nurturing environment for children is a great historical achievement, one that should not be lightly abandoned in favor of more “progressive” arrangements. Bennett displays his ability to combine fearless conviction, acute insight, and respect for his adversaries in thorough, balanced, and enlightening discussions of single parenthood, cohabitation, gay marriage, and other trends that are undercutting the ideal of the family as the essential foundation of society.

Looking closely at the concerns and questions that divide America, Bennett provides a powerful affirmation of family life and the values and benefits it bestows on individuals and on society as a whole.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Joe | 3/9/2011

    " This book was a gift from a mutual friend of Bennett's and mine, who knew I enjoyed his books. Bennett included a note in my copy: "To Joe Massery - I hope you enjoy this. Stay in the fight. - Bill Bennett." (I liked the note better than the book!) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Shannon | 1/19/2011

    " It is nice to know that some of us aren't the only ones with these opinions:)! Good book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Kaye Lin | 4/28/2010

    " It was necessary for me to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ashley | 7/29/2009

    " Wow. This book rings of truth. What a great boost for those of us who still believe in the family unit. Marriage=man+woman, Family=man+woman+children "

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