By David Blankenhorn
This powerful and controversial book goes beyond documenting the catastrophic effects of absent fathers on individual families to show how the very ideal of fatherhood is under siege – with devastating effects on society at large.
With passion and precision, Fatherless America demonstrates that whether our concern is with teenage pregnancy, crime, violence against women, educational failure, or child poverty, no social trend of our generation is more dangerous than fatherlessness.
It weakens families, harms children, causes or aggravates our worst social problems, and makes individual adult happiness harder to achieve. This explosive book goes beyond documenting the effects of fatherlessness on individual families to show how the very ideal of fatherhood is under siege – with devastating consequences for society at large. Fathers are increasingly seen as expendable – or as part of the problem.
328 pages. Softcover. 1996.
See also the video Fatherless in America.