Return of Patriarchy

Regarding Philip Longman’s 2006 article The Return of Patriarchy and its relevance, Albert Mohler remarked:

The publication of this article within the pages of Foreign Policy should send a very clear cultural signal. Something serious is afoot when one of the nation’s most influential journals directed at questions of foreign policy takes up the return of patriarchy, especially among conservative Christians, as an issue of major consideration. Throughout his article, Longman is careful to argue for what he observes, rather than what he may or may not advocate. His verdict is clear–societies that follow a patriarchal pattern tend to reproduce at a higher rate and advance, while those who devalue the role and responsibilities of men as fathers find themselves in decline.

While recent US politics distract from the issue, its primary and long-range cultural importance remains.

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