"Men and Marriage . . . is an outstandingly important and well-argued book."National Review
Drug Addiction, lack of education, welfare, children in poverty, violence, unemployment, single-parent homes-these critical problems facing our country today. Many ideas have been presented regarding the cause of these problems, but only George Gilder speaks directly and with authority about their one undeniable source: the disintegration of the American family.
Men and Marriage examines the loss of the family and the well-defined sex roles it used to offer and how this loss has changed the focus of our society. Poverty, for instance, comes from the destruction of the family when single parents are abandoned by their lovers or older women are suddenly divorced because society approves of the husband's new, younger girlfriend. Gilder claims that men will only own up to their paternal obligations when the women lead them to do so and that this civilizing influence, balanced with, proper economic support, is the most important part of maintaining a productive, healthy, loving society. He offers a concrete plan of action for rebuilding the family in America. His solutions challenge readers to return to these roles and reestablish those family values which were once so crucial in staving off the ills that plague our country.
Although the data is dated, the trajectory of most of Gilder's statistics has continued upwardly from the data used in the book.
By this reasoning most men that are not married are not married because women thought they were not successful enough, or had to many emotional problems.
A theme that Gilder resounds with great force is the degree to which a healthy society is in fact dependent on the health of its families.
When it comes to technology and economics, I usually agree with Gilder's views - but this book surprised me. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Joshua M. Levine
For a book titled “Men and Marriage”, George Gilder does little more than ramble on incessantly about women. Women and motherhood. Women and sex. Women and the workforce. Read morePublished 8 months ago by linzer
This may be the most compelling book I've read in the past decade. Originally published in 1973 as "Sexual Suicide", it was revised in 1986 and reads, at times, like... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Phineas M. Hanks
So insightful and politically incorrect. Love it. Doesn't dance around how men and women are different, shows how the black community has created its own mess, with help from the... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Craig W
tells it like it is, The fact is that there is no way that women can escape their supreme responsibilities in civilized society without endangering civilization itself. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Jerome Desilets
This book is well foot-noted and documented. It's depth of research is also more than I expected. I thought it would be just the author's observations and opinions, but it's so... Read morePublished 18 months ago by MadamLibrarian
Episode 1 [HD]Episode 2Episode 3 [HD]The book written in the 1980's was updated in the mid 1990's. Although the data is dated, the trajectory of most of Gilder's statistics has... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Amazon Customer