Barbara Whitehead

Barbara Dafoe Whitehead is the author of The Divorce Culture (Alfred A. Knopf).

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Controversy: Family Trouble

Continuing the debate from "Family
Feud
," July-August 1997 and "Family Values: The Sequel," May-June 1997.

BARBARA DAFOE WHITEHEAD

In
a review essay that purports to include my book, The Divorce
Culture
, Arlene Skolnick ignores what the book actually says.
Instead, she falsely ascribes to me things I have never written.
Let me begin with some of her many errors and misrepresentations.
Then I will draw on my own argument, since it reveals the weaknesses
in her view of how liberals should think about family structure
changes.