Monday, February 11, 2013

The roles of men and women

From Gene wisdom:
I'm very much looking forward to the discussion on this book, which is easily in my top five favorites in over 35 years of reading politics.  I know we're coming up on the meeting date but I know that even if you don't get it all read you'll find his arguments, based solidly in the nature and roles of men and women, intriguing.  From his solidly rooted premises he then goes on to discuss the impact of that nature on society and the consequences when government intrudes.  I believe that both libertarians and social conservatives will find much to agree on here.  Even if you don't get all the way through the book I think you'll be quite ready to get into the discussion.  EVEN IF YOU CAN'T MAKE IT TO THE MEETING I'm pretty confident in saying that you'll enjoy and appreciate Gilder's insights here.  Again, the link to the book on Amazon.  Hard to beat the price there too.

This is one of those books that I should have read a long time ago and just never got around to it. It is great! So much of what makes our society function and stable is beyond fidelity to the constitution or wise economic policy; it is cultural. A stable, strong, free society is also a function of the character of the people and morality. It has to do with the social norms and values. We often say that family is the basic building block of society. This book explains why that is so and explains the roll that sex, marriage, and socialization play in building a stable society. Why does marriage matter? Is it true that nature determines the roll of women in society but that the roll of men is a social construct? 

Conservative Fusion will meet Wednesday, Feb. 20th at Gene's home. Follow this link for more information. Rod

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