"No one in the country has done more than David Popenoe to put the issues of marriage and responsible fatherhood on the public agenda. This book gathers together his most important essays. They show us not only what he thinks, but also how he thinks, which is even more important. This book is a remarkable intellectual achievement."--David Blankenhorn, president, Institute for American Values
"This volume demonstrates why David Popenoe is one of the nation's most thoughtful and influential scholars in the debate over the future of the family. Drawing upon a wealth of social science evidence, he argues his case for family decline in a voice that is reasoned, judicious, and eminently wise. An indispensable work for anyone who wants to understand what is happening to the American family and why."--Barbara Dafoe Whitehead, author, The Divorce Culture and co-director, National Marriage Project, Rutgers
"David Popenoe is America's most articulate voice warning about the costs to children of the declining strength of families. War Over the Family tells the story of his intellectual struggles to alert us to both the problem and possible solutions. This is a great book about great ideas and Popenoe's outstanding leadership on arguably the most important issue of our time."--Don Browning, University of Chicago, and author of Marriage and Modernization
About the Author
David Popenoe is professor of sociology emeritus and was co-director of the National Marriage Project at Rutgers University. He is the author or editor of numerous books and articles and as co-chair of the Council on Families in America, he was the primary author of its pioneering 1995 report Marriage in America: A Report to the Nation. Some of his other works include Promises to Keep: Decline and Renewal of Marriage in America and War Over the Family.