"As Hannah Arendt said, every generation in Western Civilization is invaded by barbarians—we call them 'children.' Society doesn’t civilize the barbarians. Schools don’t either. That’s what families do." From my interview w/
"We live in a deeply romantic era. We elevate feelings & 'self-realization' over reason & self-discipline... This is at war with entire point of the family, which is about subordinating individual needs & wants to the greater good."
"The irony is that as families break down & faith in all manner of institutions erodes, Americans increasingly yearn for more 'meaning' in our lives (which is why we’ve seen a resurgence in socialism, nationalism, identity politics & populism).."
. Great interview! So insightful! So true. Strong families are the answer to so much of what is going wrong in America. Can’t wait to read your book.
"Every generation is invaded by barbarians—we call them “children.” Society doesn’t civilize the barbarians. Schools don’t either. That’s what families do."
Engaging interview with one of the most interesting conservative thinkers around, ⁦⁩ “Everyone talks about the need to dedicate ourselves to causes ‘greater than ourselves.’ That is precisely what the family is.”
"The nuclear family works better because it does the important work of civilizing children to vital cultural and civic norms that the larger society depends on." #LetPeopleProsper #InstitutionsMatter
"Traditional family" supremacy remains a deeply held belief among right-wing intellectuals: "What I argue is that the traditional nuclear family is better, empirically, than other forms of family"