ARTICLES and STUDIES
STEPHEN BASKERVILLE, PhD
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).
"The Politics of Same-Sex Marriage"
Society (forthcoming, November-December 2006).
"The Crisis of (African-) American Fatherhood"
Journal of Government and Politics (forthcoming).
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.
"Child Supportand the Marriage Question,"
Society, vol. 41, no. 6 (September-October 2004).
(Not available online.)
Is There Really a Fatherhood Crisis?
The Fatherhood Crisis: Time for a New Look?
Strengthening Marriage Through Divorce and Custody Reform
Debate, PS: Political Science and Politics (December 2002 - October 2004):
The Politics of Fatherhood
This article provoked the following debate in PS:
Jo Michelle Beld, Revisiting the 'Politics of Fatherhood': Administrative Agencies, Family Life, and Public Policy, vol. 36, no. 4 (October 2003). *
Stephen Baskerville,The Politics of Child Support, vol. 36, no. 4 (October 2003). *
Jo Michelle Beld,Informed Participants or Plainclothes Police? Administrative Agencies in the Child Support Policy-Making Process, vol. 37, no. 1 (January 2004). *
Roger F. Gay,A Further Look at Child Support Guidelines, vol. 37, no. 4 (October 2004). *
MovieGuide, 30 August 2006.
The Fathers' War
Whistleblower, vol. 15, no. 5 (June 2006), special issue: "The War on Fathers." Originally published in The American Conservative, vol. 4, no. 20 (24 October 2005).
COVER ARTICLEThe No-Blame Game: Why No-Fault Divorce Is Our Most Dangerous Social Experiment
The American Conservative, vol. 4, no. 10 (23 May 2005).
Divorce as Revolution
Violence Against Families: Fathers Fall Victim to Domestic-Abuse Laws*
The Federal Bureau of Marriages
The Politics of Family Destruction
The Myth of Deadbeat Dads
Liberty, vol. 16, no. 6 (June 2002). *
The Politics of Family Breakdown
What God Has Joined Together...
The Fix Is In
The Criminalization of Fatherhood
Nanny State Clobbers Fathers’ Rights in Court
The Politics of Fatherhood
Why is Daddy in Jail?
What God Hath Joined Together…*
How HHS Bullies North Dakota Citizens Human Events Online, 17 August 2006.
LewRockwell.com, 12 May 2006.
Which Party Will Win the Parents’ Vote? Human Events Online, 24 April 2006.
Human Events Online, 13 April 2006.
Kleptocracy in Virginia
Washington Times, 22 January 2006.
The Federal Propaganda Machine
The Doofus Department
Will Your Kids be Adopted by Homosexuals?
The Failure of Fatherhood Policy
Domestic Violence Awareness Meets Marriage Protection
Absurdistan in America
Government as Family Therapist
Film Stereotypes Males as Spousal Brutes
Deadbeat Government in Virginia
No Restraint on Restraining Orders
Human Events, 5 August 2002. *
The Truth about Child Abuse
The Real Responsibility of Men
A Tool Kit to Destroy Families
How to Kidnap a Child
Appetite for Family Destruction
Are Family Courts Prejudiced Against Fathers? Yes: Family-Court Judges Routinely Violate the Legal Rights of Fathers and their Children
The Nightmare of Family Court
The Great Divorce
The Real Crisis of Fatherhood Washington Post, Sunday op-ed column, 4 February 2001. Letters exchange. *
Are Fathers Getting a Fair Shake From the Child-Support System?
No: The System Is Criminalizing Honest Fathers and Demoralizing their Children
Beating Up on ‘Deadbeat Dads
Is Court-Ordered Child Support Causing More Harm than Good?*
Why is Daddy in Jail?
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Reason, vol. 35, no. 10 (March 2004), p. (in response to Cathy Young’s "Divorcees and Social Engineers")
Crisis Magazine, November 2003, pp. 5-8 (in response to Wade Horn's article in June 2003, "Closing the Marriage Gap").
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").*
Albert Mohler, "No-Fault Divorce - The End of Marriage?"Business Reform, 27 January 2006, and Crosswalk.com, 9 June 2006, and 24 January 2006.
Women's Freedom Network Newsletter, interview, vol. 11, nos. 2-3 (March-June 2004).
Michael J. McManus, "A Sad Father's Day," syndicated column #1,190, 17 June 2004.
Joseph A. D’Agostino,Conservative Spotlight: Dr. Stephen Baskerville Human Events, vol. 60, no. 5 (9 February 2004).
Cathy Young,Divorcees and Social Engineers: Fathers Face Off against the Marriage Movement, Reason, vol. 35, no. 7 (December 2003).
Jim Untershine,Stephen Baskerville…How Does He Do It? A Family Law Pugilist, or a New Breed of Patriot? Men's News Daily, 30 October 2003.
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 2002), 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: American Coalition for Fathers and Children," 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. *
KrightsRadio (with Phyllis Schlafly), 14 February 2006.
Janet Parshall’s America (syndicated radio and television interview), 28 July 2005.
"Leading Families: Are Churches Doing Enough?" Leaders Forum, Robertson School of Government, Regent University, 11 May 2004; broadcast live on Don Kroah Show, WAVA-FM radio.
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, interview with Katherine Crier, 8 August 2000.
Court TV, DC Insider, interview with Fred Graham (Against the Grain), 15 October
CNBC Television,Hardball with Chris Matthews, 20 August 1999. *
WORKS ON OTHER TOPICS (not available on this site)
"Hussites, Puritans, and the Politics of Religious Revolutions," Communio viatorum (Protestant Theological Faculty, Charles University, Prague), vol. 46, no. 2 (2004).
"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).