When the president of the United States flicks the switch to light up the Christmas tree on the White House lawn, that house ceases to be an American symbol; it becomes a Christian symbol.
Boys don't make passes at female smart asses.
When men are oppressed, it's a tragedy. When women are oppressed, it's tradition.
The politics of the family are the politics of a nation. Just as the authoritarian family is the authoritarian state in microcosm, the democratic family is the best training ground for life in a democracy.
If family violence teaches children that might makes right at home, how will we hope to cure the futile impulse to solve worldly conflicts with force?
Although Freud said happiness is composed of love and work, reality often forces us to choose love or work.
Housework is the only activity at which men are allowed to be consistently inept because they are thought to be so competent at everything else.
America is a nation fundamentally ambivalent about its children, often afraid of its children, and frequently punitive toward its children.