Posted by: akostecka | September 9, 2008

It takes a Family

I am a recovering feminist, I admit.  This beautiful mind tells us why.  Someone like Sarah Pallin is a living testimony to true femininity in all it’s beauty and complexity!!

OK, I’ve just heard a lecture here and a few things here about author Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse.  I can’t wait to read her book, It Takes a Family to Raise a Village.

From an article,

If it takes a village to raise a child, what does it take to raise a village?

It takes a family to raise a village. Without the family, the village itself can not function. If the family breaks down, or fails to form in the first place, the “village” can not possibly provide adequate help to repair the damage. The family does something the “village” can not do for itself, namely bring the next generation into being, and socialize them into the kind of people who can participate in a free society. Without the family doing its job, the state will necessarily grow larger, more expensive and more intrusive.

See why I can’t wait?  Who else needs to read this book?



  1. I can think of a few people who need to read this book!! Like maybe… some university professors, community organizers and generally people promoting government as our mother, brother and neighbor.

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