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The Broken Hearth - Reversing the Moral Collapse of the American Family

William J. Bennett

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Bestselling author William Bennett addresses the central social issue of our time-the deline of the family-in a book as intellectually provocative and politically controversial as his landmark The Death of Outrage. Our recent economic prosperity has masked the devastation of the American family, which is now under seige as never before. From the dramatic rise in illegitimacy, divorce, and single parenthood to the call for the recognition of gay marriages, the traditional nuclear family is being radically challenged and undermined, along with the moral and legal consensus that once supported it. Now in The Broken Hearth, William Bennett, America's foremost conservative spokesperson on matters of family values, presents a strong, well-reasoned, and informed defense of the traditional family. Interweaving history, anthropology, law, social science, and the teachings of Western religions, he argues that marriage between a man and a woman and the creation of a permanent, loving, and nurturing environment for children is a great historical achievement, one that should not be lightly abandoned in favor of more "progressive" arrangements. Bennett displays his ability to combine fearless conviction, acute insight, and respect for his adversaries in thorough, balanced, and enlightening discussions of single parenthood, cohabitation, gay marriage, and other trends that are undercuttingthe ideal of the family as the essential foundation of society. Looking closely at the concerns and questions that divide America, Bennett provides a powerful affirmation of family life and the values and benefits it bestows on individuals and on society as a whole. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Eric Park

Length:

6h 20m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:43


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:51


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:22


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:12


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:34


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:30


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:58


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:28


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:02


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:48


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:49


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:12


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:25


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:11


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:07


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:30


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:07


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:19


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:48


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:00


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:50


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:47


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:41


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:03


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:53


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:41


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:21


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:32


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:56


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:40


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:26


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:14


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:17


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:23


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:30


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:00


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:01


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:16


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:16


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:14


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:35


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:39


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:47


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:35


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:00


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:02


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:20


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:36


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:52


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:14


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:04


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:34


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:30


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:41


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:23