- Hardcover: 300 pages
- Publisher: Regnery Publishing; First Printing edition (March 1, 1996)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0895264641
- ISBN-13: 978-0895264640
- Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 1.1 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,814,918 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Abolition of Marriage: How We Destroy Lasting Love Hardcover – March 1, 1996
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"The Abolition of Marriage" is a virtual pentathlete of a book, excelling on so many different levels. In terms of quality in non-fiction writing, as far as I am concerned, the line starts behind Maggie Gallagher. She is equally pre-eminent in her ability to marshal facts from seemingly diverse areas of inquiry and integrate them to arrive at truths that seem obvious only after she has demonstrated them to us. This is sheer brilliance, folks.
Moreover, Gallagher evidently cares deeply about society and people and the serious harm both have suffered from the inestimable erosion matrimony has suffered in recent decades. Following in the steps of her previous book, Enemies of Eros, she names the Greek concept of "eros," of irrational, exuberant love for one's immediate family (spouse and children) as a key to our welfare in all areas of life. Paradoxically, marriage is more useful and attractive the more demanding and restrictive it becomes. Spouses with children are the pillars of society, paying taxes, providing a foundation that can help sustain a community. The absence of the traditional family is correspondingly highly correlated with a community's decline; if the percentage of married couples with children in a neighborhood drops below a critical tipping point of about fifteen percent, trouble is likely to follow.Read more ›
You won't think the same about marriage, divorce, and the long-term
consequences of both. I've been married for 11 years, and have 3 kids.
After I read this book, I've figured that, come hell or high water,
my wife and I are sticking together forEVER. Far, far more at
stake in marriage -- and divorce -- than most of us realize. This
book is a profoundly disturbing -- and much-needed -- wakeup call about
the consequences of divorce. And if you or someone you know has
been thinking about getting divorced -- READ THIS FIRST.
Cannot recommend this book too highly.
After reading the book, it is hard not to question the liberalism that has changed our society in the past 40 years.
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Innocent little children are targeted by women who demand abortions, women who feel entitled to have children out-of-wedlock and women who selfishly demand divorce, ripping apart... Read morePublished 13 months ago by B. Bowman
This scathing, white hot book is one of the most important books published in decades.
As Gallagher points out, we have chosen the happiness of adults over that of their... Read more
This is an incredible book - with a deep meaning and frankly everyone should read it. The price was great, it came quickly and I am going to be referring people to you to buy this... Read morePublished on January 16, 2014 by mcybersmith
A sound argument and excellent resource for the systematic assault on marriage and family, Gallagher truly cares about the critical condition and circumstances facing this... Read morePublished on December 2, 2013 by Howard K. Rainer
Maggie Gallagher never fails to identify herself as a 'marriage expert' (exact words). I'm not exactly sure what qualifies her for that title. Read morePublished on January 26, 2005 by Coolwetplace
Please see the Washington Post and its January 26, 2005 article by Howard Kurtz. This woman was paid tens of thousands of dollars by the current administration to help turn... Read morePublished on January 26, 2005 by Fishmonger