Values & Voters

New York Times columnist David Brooks recently paid tribute to philosopher Sidney Hook by giving “Hookie” awards to the best essays written in 2005. I’d like to propose the “Moynihans,” in honor of the late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan. This award-which comes with no money, no ceremony, and no statuette or plaque-recognizes the best essay dealing with the interplay between economic change and family change.

My first Moynihan...

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Barbara Dafoe Whitehead, author of The Divorce Culture (Knopf), directs the Center for Thrift and Generosity at the Institute for American Values.