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ARTICLES and STUDIES

on the

DIVORCE REGIME

by

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.

Please feel free to download and reprint these articles in your own publications and on your websites and to circulate them by electronic mail. All articles may be reproduced provided credit is given to the original publisher.

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

 

Scholarly Articles and Studies

Major Magazine Articles

Shorter Pieces and Op-Ed Columns

Letters to the Editor

Media Profiles

Major Interviews

 

 

 

SCHOLARLY ARTICLES AND STUDIES

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"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 Support and the Marriage Question,"

Society, vol. 41, no. 6 (September-October 2004).

(Not available online.)

 

 

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

 

The Fatherhood Crisis: Time for a New Look?
National Center for Policy Analysis, Policy Report #267, June 2004.

Strengthening Marriage Through Divorce and Custody Reform

The Family In America, vol. 18, no. 5 (May 2004).

 

 

Debate, PS: Political Science and Politics (December 2002 - October 2004):

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

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). *

 

 

 

 

MAJOR MAGAZINE ARTICLES

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What God Hath Joined Together...

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 ARTICLE

The No-Blame Game: Why No-Fault Divorce Is Our Most Dangerous Social Experiment
Crisis, vol. 23, no. 3 (March 2005).

(Read the write-up by Dr. R. Albert Mohler, President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.)

Fathers Into Felons

The American Conservative, vol. 4, no. 10 (23 May 2005).

 

Divorce as Revolution
Whistleblower, vol. 14, no. 3 (March 2005); first published in the Salisbury Review, vol. 21, no. 4 (Summer 2003).

 

 

Violence Against Families: Fathers Fall Victim to Domestic-Abuse Laws *
The American Conservative, vol. 4, no. 16 (29 August 2005).

 

The Federal Bureau of Marriages
Liberty, vol. 17, no. 7 (July 2003).

 

The Politics of Family Destruction
Crisis, vol. 20, no. 10 (November 2002).

 

The Myth of Deadbeat Dads

Liberty, vol. 16, no. 6 (June 2002). *

 

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

 

What God Has Joined Together...
Catholic World Report, vol. 11, no. 8 (August-September 2001).

The Politics of Children
New Presence: The Prague Journal of Central European Affairs (Nova pritomnost), vol. 2, no. 4 (Winter 2000[-2001]). Also published in the Newsletter of the Women’s Freedom Network, January-February 2001.

 

The Fix Is In
DadMag.Com, 6 November 2000; reprinted in The Family: Opposing Viewpoints, ed. Auriana Ojeda (San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2003).

 

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.

 

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

 

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

SHORTER PIECES AND OP-ED COLUMNS

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How HHS Bullies North Dakota Citizens

Human Events Online, 17 August 2006.

Innocence is No Excuse

LewRockwell.com, 12 May 2006.

Why Sex is Better than Gender
Free Congress Foundation, The Next Conservatism #40, 11 May 2006.

 

Which Party Will Win the Parents’ Vote?

Human Events Online, 24 April 2006.

 

How the Government Creates Child Abuse

Human Events Online, 13 April 2006.

 

Banned Near Boston

LewRockwell.com, 4 April 2006.

 

Kleptocracy in Virginia

Washington Times, 22 January 2006.

Phyllis Schlafly and the New Politics of the Family

Human Events Online, 17 January 2006.

 

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.

 

The Doofus Department
LewRockwell.com, 27 December 2004.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Absurdistan in America
LewRockwell.com, 24 September 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. *

 

No Restraint on Restraining Orders

Human Events, 5 August 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). *

 

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

 

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

 

Appetite for Family Destruction
Washington Times, Sunday Commentary column, 17 June 2001;
Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star, 10 July 2001; and other newspapers.
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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.
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The Nightmare of Family Court
Sunday Independent (UK), op-ed column, 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. Letters exchange. *

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. *

 

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.

 

Why is Daddy in Jail?
The Washington Times, op-ed column, 15 May 1999. *

 

 

 

 


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

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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"). *

 

 

 

 


MEDIA PROFILES

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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. *

 

 


MAJOR INTERVIEWS

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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

1999.

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).