About the Author:  

            Stephen Baskerville


Introduction: The Crisis of Fatherhood and Marriage
1. Judicial Kidnapping
2. Divorce and the Constitution
3. Deadbeat Dads or Plundered Pops?
4. Batterers or Protectors?
5. Fathers and Feminism
6. The Politics of Fatherhood
Conclusion: Ending the War

Taken Into Custody is the most comprehensive exposé yet published by a major publishing house on the depredations of the divorce industry.  I say this conscious that I am standing on the shoulders of others.  This book was made possible by the pioneering efforts of authors who have preceded me (all of whose work it draws upon): Jed Abraham, Sanford Braver, Warren Farrell, Jeffery Leving, David Levy, Melanie Phillips, Dean Tong, Cathy Young, plus Richard Doyle, Bai Macfarlane, Judy Parejko, Robert Seidenberg, and others (including, most recently, Phyllis Schlafly in the revised paperback edition of her latest book).  Yet because they were breaking ground, most of these writers were either pressured to tone down their language or forced to self-publish.  This is the first book from a major publisher that has been permitted to speak the unvarnished truth about the divorce machinery: its destruction of families, its violations of the Constitution, its disregard for due process of law, its voracious appetite for children, parents, and families.  This is no tirade however but a thoroughly documented study of a previously neglected abuse by a credentialed political scientist.  The result is a major breakthrough in exposing the greatest civil rights abuse of our time and the most repressive government machine ever created in the United States and the other English-speaking democracies.

For some samples of the forthright prose you can expect in this book, see some exerpts here.