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Dear Bridget,

When we crossed swords recently, you said that many of us who are concerned about modern trends in family life are simply gazing nostalgically at the 1950s, when both women and the working class allegedly knew their place. But I am not attempting to turn back the clock. I am simply worried about developments in family structure, because of the costs they impose both on the members of families and on society as a whole.

At least you spared me the command to “celebrate the family in all its diversity.” But your…

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