David Blankenhorn


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David Blankenhorn (born in the southern United States in 1955) is the founder and president of the Institute for American Values and the author of The Future of Marriage and Fatherless America. A noted figure in the campaign against same-sex marriage in the United States, his position changed and he voiced support of legalizing same-sex marriage in June 2012. more »

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  • More broadly across time and cultures, it seems, one perennial piece of advice to father has been the importance of acting tenderly toward their children. The New Father, it turns out, is an old story...
    David Blankenhorn (20th century), U.S. lecturer, author and editor. Fatherless America, ch. 6 (1995).
  • To recover the fatherhood idea, we must fashion a new cultural story of fatherhood. The moral of today's story is that fatherhood is superfluous. The moral of the new story must be that fatherhood is ...
    David Blankenhorn (20th century), U.S. lecturer, author and editor. Fatherless America, ch. 12 (1995).
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