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Stephen Baskerville's Published Works 


For better or worse, these are the most strongly-worded works ever published about the divorce regime in mainstream publications. Perhaps my allegations are inaccurate and irresponsible.  If so, none has ever been refuted.  At the same time, these serious charges, published in respectable journals (some of them peer-reviewed academic journals), have not been answered by the formulators of public policy nor by the scholars who defend them.  Neither have these policymakers acted upon these criticisms.  Officials should be required to address these charges one way or the other.

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Works are listed here in reverse chronological order (most recent first).

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2012

“The Politics of Family Dissolution,” proceedings of Senator Anne Cools’ Roundtable and Symposium on Family Dynamics held at the Parliament of Canada, Ottawa, 7-8 May 2011 (forthcoming).

Sex and the Problem of Human Rights
The Independent Review, vol. 16, no. 3 (Winter 2012).


2011

 

"The Sexual Agenda and Religious Freedom"
International Journal for Religious Freedom, vol. 4, no. 2 (2011).

“The Problem of Domestic Violence Has Been Exaggerated” (not available online)
Domestic Violence, ed. Louise Gerdes (Farmington Hills: Greenhaven, 2011). 
(N.B.:  The title of this article was neither chosen nor approved by me.)

The Rape of Justice
Salisbury Review, Autumn 2011.

Britain Descends Into Chaos
American Roundtable, 25 August 2011.

America and Britain’s Child Protection Systems
Salisbury Review, Summer 2011.

UN-Defined Ethics
American Roundtable, 21 June 2011.

Julian Assange’s Political Honeytrap
The American Conservative, online edition, 25 February 2011.


Globalizing the Family
Touchstone (January-February 2011).


2010

Divorced from Reality:  Why the Right is Losing the Gay-Marriage Debate
The American Conservative, 1 December 2010; shorter version, American Roundtable, 30 November 2010.

Freedom and the Family
Humanitas, vol. 22, nos. 1-2 (2010).

An Act to Silence Christians – and All Free Speech
WorldNetDaily, 21 October 2010, and American Roundtable, 26 October 2010.

It Happens First in America
The New Presence (Nova p?ítomnost), Summer 2010.

Carle C. Zimmerman, Family and Civilization (book review, not available on open access)
Society, vol. 46, no. 4 (July 2009).


Sexual Statism
The American Conservative, online edition, 4 August 2010.

Human Rights or Wrongs?
LewRockwell.com, 26 July 2010.

The Fruits of Sexual Politics
WorldNetDaily, 25 June 2010, and American Roundtable, 9 July 2010.

Women on Top?
Salisbury Review, Summer 2010.

Family Breakdown Fostered Nationalized Medicine
American Roundtable, 19 May 2010.

Feminist Gulag: No Prosecution Necessary
The New American, January 2010. 

Married to the State
The American Conservative, online edition, 25 September 2009.


2009

 

Molested by the State
WorldNetDaily, 12 September 2009

Reflections on the State of Marriage in Contemporary Law
Mandate (newsletter of the Anglican Prayer Book Society), May-June 2009.

Baby P is a Victim of the Child Abuse Industry
Salisbury Review, vol. 27, no. 3 (Spring 2009).

An Unmarried Husband: Unwelcome Reality
Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star, 29 March 2009.

The Dangerous Rise of Sexual Politics
The Family in America, vol. 22, no. 2 (2008).

Divorced from Reality
Touchstone, vol. 22, no. 1 (January-February 2009).


2008

 

Newsweek’s Lies About Divorce
WorldNetDaily, 30 December 2008.

Men: The New Victim Group (review of Kathleen Parker, Save the Males)
Human Events, vol. 64, no 41 (24 November 2008).

Five Myths about No-Fault Divorce
Crisis Magazine (3 June 2008).

 

Same-Sex Marriage and Polygamist Cults
WorldNetDaily, 6 June 2008.

From Welfare State to Police State (op-ed version)
The Independent Institute web site and Daily Messenger (Rochester, NY), 4 May 2008.

How Our Tax Dollars Subsidize Family Breakup
WorldNetDaily, 26 April 2008.

The Criminalization of Parents
WorldNetDaily, 15 March 2008.

From Welfare State to Police State
The Independent Review, vol. 12, no 3 (Winter 2008).

The Failure of "Family Policy"
Chronicles, vol. 32, no. 1 (January 2008).


2007

 

Some Are More Equal Than Others
WorldNetDaily, 9 October 2007.

Criminalizing America's Fathers
Washington Times, 12 August 2007.

Democrats Stuck in the 90s
Human Events, 1 August 2007.

Welfare and the "Road to Serfdom"
Institute for Policy Innovation, 15 June 2007.

Alec Baldwin and Parens Patriae
LewRockwell.com, 8 May, 2007.

Family Law Reform Helps Children (with Tim Fittro)
Charleston Gazette, 26 February 2007.

Hillary and the Politics of Children
Human Events Online, 24 January 2007.

Vilsack Has Chance to Emerge as Family-Issues Candidate (with Brian Iehl)
Waterloo Courier, 18 December 2006, and The Gazette 7 January 2007.


2006

 

Politics and Same-Sex Marriage (not available on open access)
Society, vol. 44, no. 1 (November-December 2006).

What God Hath Joined Together...
MovieGuide, 30 August 2006.

How HHS Bullies North Dakota Citizens (with Mitchell Sanderson)
Human Events Online , 17 August, 2006.

The Real Danger of Same-Sex Marriage
The Family in America, vol. 20, nos. 5-6, May-June 2006.

Family Violence in America: The Truth About Domestic Violence and Child Abuse
American Coalition for Fathers and Children, May 2006.

Innocence Is No Excuse
LewRockwell.com, 12 May, 2006.

Why Sex is Better than Gender
FreeCongress.com, 11 May, 2006.

Which Party Will Win the Parents’ Vote?
Human Events, 24 April, 2006.

How the Government Creates Child Abuse
Human Events, 13 April, 2006.

Banned Near Boston
LewRockwell.com, 4 April, 2006.

Kleptocracy in Virginia ... [click here for PDF, 300KB]
The Washington Times, 22 January, 2006.

Phyllis Schlafly and New Politics of Family
Human Events Online, 17 January 2006.

The Fathers' War
The American Conservative, vol. 4, no. 20 (24 October 2005); republished in
Whistleblower, vol. 15, no. 5 (June 2006), special issue, as: "The War on Fathers."


2005
 

Violence Against Families.
The American Conservative, 29 August, 2005.

The No-Blame Game: Why No-Fault Divorce Is Our Most Dangerous Social Experiment
Crisis, March 2005.

A Virginia Family Bill of Rights
Washington Times, 6 February 2005.

The Federal Propaganda Machine
WorldNetDaily, 2 February 2005.

Homicide Takes Toll of Great Newspapers
LewRockwell.com, 7 January 2005.

 

2004

 

The Doofus Department
LewRockwell.com, 27 December 2004.

The Failure of Fatherhood Policy
LewRockwell.com, 3 September 2004.

A Primer Against Gay Marriage
Human Events Online, 11 August 2004.

Will Your Kids Be Adopted by Homosexuals?
WorldNetDaily, 1 July 2004.

 

Fatherhood Crisis: Time for a New Look?
National Center for Policy Analysis, June 2004.

Is There Really a Fatherhood Crisis?
The Independent Review, vol. 8, no. 4 (Spring 2004).

 

Strengthening Marriage Through Divorce and Custody Reform
The Family in America, vol. 18, no. 05 (May 2004).

Margaret Marshall's Anti-Family Juggernaut
Human Events Online, 13 April 2004.

NASCAR Dads, Soccer Moms, and Latchkey Kids
Human Events Online, 2 March 2004. (this article is not longer available online)


2003

 

Domestic Violence Awareness Meets Marriage Protection
Human Events, 27 October 2003.

Absurdistan in America
LewRockwell.com, 24 September 2003.

The Federal Bureau of Marriages
Liberty, July 2003.

Divorce as Revolution
The Salisbury Review, vol. 21, no. 4 (Summer 2003).

Government As Family Therapist
National Review Online, 6 May 2003.

Film Stereotypes Males as Spousal Brutes
Human Events, 28 April 2003.

Deadbeat Government in Virginia
Washington Times, 9 February 2003.


2002

 

The Politics of Fatherhood
PS: Political Science and Politics, vol. 35, no. 4 (December 2002).

The Politics of Family Destruction
Crisis, November 2002.

No Restraint on Restraining Orders
Human Events, 5 August 2002.

The Myth of Deadbeat Dads
Liberty, June 2002.

The Truth about Child Abuse
Human Events, vol. 58, no. 16 (29 April 2002).

The Real Responsibility of Men
Human Events, vol. 58, no. 13 (8 April 2002).

The Politics of Family Breakdown
Family Policy, vol. 15, no. 1 (January-February 2002).


2001

 

A Tool Kit to Destroy Families
Washington Times, Sunday Commentary column, 9 December 2001.

How to Kidnap a Child
LewRockwell.Com, 19 November 2001.

What God Has Joined Together . . .
Catholic World Report, August-September 2001.

Appetite for Family Destruction
Washington Times, Sunday Commentary column, 17 June 2001;
Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star, 10 July 2001; and other newspapers.

Plundering Fatherhood
WorldNetDaily, 16-17 June 2001.

Are Family Courts Prejudiced Against Fathers? Yes: Family-Court Judges Routinely Violate the Legal Rights of Fathers and their Children
Insight, 18 June 2001.

The Nightmare of Family Court
Sunday Independent, 22 April 2001.

The Great Divorce
Washington Times, Sunday Commentary column, 1 April 2001.

The Real Crisis of Fatherhood
Washington Post, Sunday op-ed column, 4 February 2001.

The Politics of Children
New Presence: The Prague Journal of Central European Affairs (Nova p?ítomnost), Winter 2001.
Also published in the Newsletter of the Women’s Freedom Network, January-February 2001.


2000

 

The Fix Is In
DadMag.Com, 6 November 2000.

The Criminalization of Fatherhood
Newsletter of the Women’s Freedom Network, July-August 2000; reprinted in Media Bypass, vol. 8, no. 8 (August 2000), and Everyman 48 (March-April 2001).

Nanny State Clobbers Fathers’ Rights in Court
Insight, 26 June 2000; also published in the Newsletter of the Women’s Freedom Network, May-June 2000.

Are Fathers Getting a Fair Shake From the Child-Support System?
No: The System Is Criminalizing Honest Fathers and Demoralizing Their Children

Insight, 2 May 2000.


1999

 

Beating Up on ‘Deadbeat Dads
American Spectator online edition, 20 August 1999.

Is Court-Ordered Child Support Causing More Harm than Good?
Insight, 2 August 1999.

The Politics of Fatherhood
In Search of Fatherhood, July/August/September 2002; from a paper presented at “The Politics of Fatherhood” conference, Howard University, March 1999.  A reprint of this article can be ordered at http://bookstore.xlibris.com/Products/SKU-0022586001/default.aspx

Why is Daddy in Jail?
The Washington Times, 15 May 1999.

Why is Daddy in Jail?
The Women’s Quarterly, Winter 1999.


1998

 

What God Hath Joined Together
The Washington Diocese (newspaper of the Washington National Cathedral), April 1998.


 

SELECTED LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Crisis Magazine, November 2003 p. 5-8 (in response to Wade Horn's article in June 2003, "Closing the Marriage Gap," http://www.crisismagazine.com/june2003/horn.htm).

The Spectator, 7 September 2002, p. 28 ( in response to a cover story by Griffin Stone ).

American Spectator, vol. 33, no. 7 (September 2000), p. 10 (in response to Cathy Young's cover article in June 2000).

Playboy, September 2000, p. 52 (in support of an article by Jed Abraham).

The American Enterprise, vol. 10, no. 6 (November/December 1999), pp. 94-95 (in response to a special issue on fatherhood).

Weekly Standard, 8 February 1999, p. 7 (in response to a cover story on “The Boyfriend Problem”).

 

RADIO COMMENTARIES 

Canadian Government Call Fathers Advocacy Organizations "Hate" Groups, Free Congress Foundation, 11 June 2003.

Re-Founding Fathers, Free Congress Foundation, 13 June 2003.

HHS Wants Your Pastor to Become an Informer, Free Congress Foundation.

Child Abuse Industry Obscures True Causes of Child Abuse, Free Congress Foundation, 2 May 2003.

Soldiers Risking Their Lives in Iraq Might Face Prison Over Child Support Upon Return, Free Congress Foundation, 4 April 2003.

 


 

MEDIA PROFILES (select list)

Jessie Moniz, Children being torn from loving parents - American Expert , The Royal Gazette, 25 April, 2007.

Dave Brown, Courts that Tear Families Apart Without Justification Are Goofy, Ottawa Citizen, 29 November 2002.

Paul Craig Roberts, Losing the Ties that Bind, Townhall.com (10 July), Washington Times (11 July 2002), and elsewhere; and “The Tyranny Within, Washington Times, 29 September 2000.

Roger Gay, A Knight Defending Fatherhood, Fathering Magazine (26 May), News with Views (26 May), Men’s News Daily (28 May), and Enter Stage Right (3 June 2002).

Joseph A. D’Agostino, Conservative Spotlight, Human Events, 14 January 2002.

Professor Ousted from Child-Support Panel, Washington Times, 4 August 2001.

Fathers: Movement for Rights as Parents Ready to Take Off, Gannett News Service, 4 May 1999.

 


 

MAJOR INTERVIEWS (select list)

PBS, Think Tank with Ben Wattenberg, 30 June – 1 July 2001 (and other broadcasts).

Fox News Network, The O’Reilly Factor, 19 February 2001.

Fox News Network, The O’Reilly Factor, 16 October 2000.

Court TV, Crier Today, with Katherine Crier, 8 August 2000.

Free Congress Foundation, New Nation with Bill Lind, 3 May 2000.

Court TV, DC Insider, interview with Fred Graham (Against the Grain), 15 October 1999.

CNBC Television, Hardball with Chris Matthews, 20 August 1999.

 


 

WORK ON OTHER TOPICS (not available on this site)

“The Politics of Early Modern Religious Revolutions,” Communio Viatorum, Evangelical Theological Faculty of the University of Prague, forthcoming.

“Puritans, Revisionists, and the English Revolution," Huntington Library Quarterly, vol. 61, no. 2 (Winter 2000).

“Totalitarianism and all that Jazz: An Interview with Josef Jarab, New Rector of the Central European University”, International Educator, Autumn 1998.

“The Open Society through Education: The Central European University”, International Educator (cover article), Winter 1998.

“East-Central Europe: The Future of American Higher Education?” Academe, November-December 1997.

“Redeveloping Higher Education in East-Central Europe,” International Educator, Autumn 1997.

"The New Carpetbaggers: Western Academic Operations in Eastern Europe,” Education and Society, May 1997.

"Civic Education, Political Science, and Education Reform in Central Europe", PS: Political Science and Politics, March 1997.

Historical Dictionary of Stuart Britain, ed. R.H. Fritze and W.B. Robison (contributor; London: Greenwood, 1996).

"Protestantism as a Transnational Ideology", History of European Ideas, vol. 18, no. 6 (November 1994).

Not Peace but a Sword: The Political Theology of the English Revolution (London: Routledge, 1993).

"Blood Guilt in the English Revolution", The Seventeenth Century, vol. 8, no. 2 (Autumn 1993).

"The Family in Puritan Political Theology", Journal of Family History, vol. 18, no. 2 (1993).

“Collective Guilt in the English Revolution”, International Journal of Comparative Sociology, vol. 37, no. 3-4 (December 1996).

"Hussites, Puritans, and the Politics of Religious Revolutions", occasional paper, Centre for Comparative Cultural Studies, Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic (October 1996).

 
 
 

 

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