Frank Dikotter On Mao's Great Famine
by Russell Roberts featuring Frank Dikötter via EconTalk
Historian Frank Dikötter of the University of Hong Kong and author of Mao's Great Famine talks about the book with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Dikötter chronicles the strategies Mao and the Chinese leadership implemented to increase grain and steel production in the late 1950s leading to a collapse in agricultural output and the deaths of millions by starvation.
Child Brides in Turkey
by Burak Bekdil • July 30, 2018 at 5:00 am
Paul VI’s Response to Margaret Sanger’s Sexual Revolution
Francis J. Pierson
In September of 1966, Margaret Sanger, the outspoken public voice of the Sexual Revolution and founder of Planned Parenthood, died in Tucson, Arizona. Sanger was a passionate sexual libertine whose selfishness extended even towards her own family. Finding child rearing tedious, she abandoned her three children to caretakers so that she could move about in […]
Humanae Vitae: Blessed Paul VI’s Miracle
John Paul Meenan
I am hurtling in a high-speed train from Glasgow to London, with a heavy heart saying farewell to my native land, a sentiment that should live within us all. It is the memorial of Saint Charbel Maklouf, a Lebanese priest, ascetic and mystic, as well as the vigil of Saint James the Greater, whose feast […]
Humanae Vitae’s Challenge to Modernity
John M. Grondelski
July 25, 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of Pope Paul VI’s encyclical, Humanae Vitae (HV). That encyclical, and its subsequent contestation in certain “Catholic” circles, has been a defining moment of the past half-century. The central teaching of HV (#12) is that there is an “inseparable connection, established by God, which man on his own initiative […]
McCarrick, dissent from ‘Humanae vitae’, and the ‘sensus fidelium’
By Janet E. Smith on Jul 24, 2018 02:20 pm
The price the Church has paid for neglecting to preach the truths of Humanae vitae and to promote Natural Family Planning is incalculable.
India’s new sex-trafficking bill does more harm than good, say experts
BY SURYATAPA MUKHERJEE
The new bill fails to distinguish between those trafficked and those who voluntarily go into unorganized labor and sex work
The good news about black men in America
W. Bradford Wilcox, Wendy Wang, and Ronald Mincy | CNN.com
Despite a portrait of race relations that often highlights the negative, especially regarding black men, the truth is that most black men will not be incarcerated, are not unemployed, and are not poor — even if black men are more likely than other men to experience these outcomes. In fact, millions of black men are flourishing in America today.
THE PRICE OF FEMINISMBy EPPC Senior Fellow Mona Charen
National Review Online
To the degree that feminism gave women a boost of self-confidence, it can take a bow. But women also want and need the security of marriage and the profound fulfillment of motherhood. Read More
(Buy Ms. Charen’s new book Sex Matters: How Modern Feminism Lost Touch with Science, Love, and Common Sense here.)
How do you know he/she is the one?
Christina Hoff Sommers | "The Femsplainers"
The promise of ethnographic research
Aparna Mathur | AEIdeas
Ethnographic research is gaining popularity as a means to better understand the motivations, behaviors, and attitudes of households toward the challenges they face. This method goes beyond simple questionnaires to obtaining a richer understanding of the decisions that households face through repeated, in-depth, open-ended interviews.
American family diaries: An ethnographic approach to understanding barriers to opportunity
Aparna Mathur et al. | American Enterprise Institute
America’s Baby Bust
Adair Turner, Project Syndicate
The connection between the Sexual Revolution and “MeToo”: An interview with Mary Eberstadt
By Jeanette Flood on Jun 11, 2018 03:48 pm
"I wish humanity generally knew more about the disadvantageous empirical fallout of the revolution. ... That empirical record needs to be brought to the light, [...]
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Fertility and marriage: An underappreciated link
Angela Rachidi | Institute for Family Studies
“Mothers are closer to God the Creator than any other creatures”By Peter M.J. Stravinskas on
What happened in the life of the Blessed Virgin Mary can and must happen in our own lives. Each of us has received the Holy [...]
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Motherhood: The Ultimate MakeoverBy Carrie Gress, Ph.D
The daily difficulties are a feature, not a flaw. [...]
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Does family structure help explain the racial divide in maternal mortality?
Naomi Schaefer Riley | Institute for Family Studies
Here's Why It Matters That Americans Are Having Fewer Children Than Ever Before
by Jeremy Carl via Fox News
Americans and Europeans are abandoning parenthood at an alarming rate, profoundly changing the nature of our societies, our politics and our cultures. Last year, women in the U.S. had children at the lowest rate ever recorded. There were just 60.2 births for every 1,000 girls and women ages 15 to 44 in our country.
Archives: Should US immigration policy be changed?
Michael Novak et al. | American Enterprise Institute
What Enoch Powell Got Right, and Wrong
The legacy of the most famous British speech of the last half-century
A Good Man Is Still Hard To Find
quoting Harvey C. Mansfield, Tunku Varadarajan via Creators Syndicate
Women have been complaining since the original Adams family was evicted from the Garden of Eden that "A good man is hard to find." Despite radical feminist mockery of the very idea of manliness, that men are natural sexual predators, most women — with very few exceptions — still want one.
Standing Up in France
One hundred French intellectuals make a public declaration against Islamist totalitarianism.
Robert Samuelson’s archive.
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Nicole Sussner Rodgers: Marriage is no safeguard against poverty
George F. Will: What Patrick Moynihan knew about the importance of two parents
Robert J. Samuelson: Will the real child poverty rate please stand up?
Catherine Rampell: The left isn’t paying enough attention to these anti-poverty policies
For black boys, family structure still matters
W. Bradford Wilcox | Institute for Family Studies
When it comes to assessing the impact of family structure on the racial gap in economic mobility between black and white boys, this new study suggests that family structure at the neighborhood level influences economic mobility for black boys, family structure at the household level influences economic mobility for black boys, and family structure in adulthood influences black boys’ household income as adults.
IF YOU STUMBLE IN THE “SUCCESS SEQUENCE,” A STRONG FAMILY CAN LIFT YOU UP
By EPPC Fellow Luma Simms
Institute for Family Studies
Wealth is not just economic, but familial—that is, someone can be rich in the strong bonds of family and community without necessarily being rich in money. For many in the immigrant subculture, the family is strong enough to withstand a misstep in the success sequence. Read More
Phyllis McGinley And The Left's War On American Motherhood
by Jeremy Carl via National Review
The 20th-century writer’s life and work is a perfect reminder this Mother’s Day of the unique value and importance of being a mother.
This way up
Various AEI Scholars | American Enterprise InstitutE