When Families Fail

Finn. Jr., Chester E
January 1991
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;Jan1991, Issue 9, p20
Presents an essay on the approaches that will be taken by the U.S. government in addressing issues related to family and children. Speculated actions that will be taken by liberals to help poor families; Disadvantages of implementing uniform and universal policies and programs for children; Need for citizens to speak the truth about social norms that are good for children and about the consequences of deviating from those norms in public places.


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