The Marriage Problem

Mr. Wilson discussed his book The Marriage Problem: How Our Culture Has Weakened Families, published by HarperCollins Publishers. In his book, Mr.… read more

Mr. Wilson discussed his book The Marriage Problem: How Our Culture Has Weakened Families, published by HarperCollins Publishers. In his book, Mr. Wilson asserts that many of society’s problems, such as teen pregnancy, drug use, and criminal activity, result from the eroding value of the institution of marriage. The societal shift in favor of unmarried cohabitation has caused the dissolution of core family values. He cited the ideals of the Age of Enlightenment, glorification of individual rights and the practice of American slavery as the sources of the current predicament. A question and answer period followed Mr. Wilson’s remarks. close

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  • Gina Keel Associate Program Director Commonwealth Club of California
  • James Q. Wilson Professor (Former) University of California, Los Angeles->Political Science

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The Marriage Problem

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Program ID:
169603-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
San Francisco, California, United States
First Aired:
Apr 21, 2002 | 8:51am EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Jun 30, 2002 | 8:46pm EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • Apr 21, 2002 | 8:51am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 22, 2002 | 5:01am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 18, 2002 | 4:18pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 30, 2002 | 8:46pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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