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Allan Carlson

Allan Carlson
Dr. Allan C. Carlson is Professor of History at Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan. He is the president of the Howard Center, director of the Family in America Studies Center, the International Secretary of the World Congress of Families, and editor of the Family in America newsletter. He is also former president of the Rockford Institute. Dr. Carlson has written many books including Family Cycles: Strength, Decline, and Renewal in American Domestic Life, 1630-2000 and The Natural Family: A Manifesto.
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Wilhelm Röpke grew mesmerized by population growth projections which counted 300 billion inhabitants on the Earth by the year 2300. In such an anthill existence, he asked, what would happen to those “unbought graces of life”: “nature, privacy, beauty, dignity, birds and woods and fields and flowers,...
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The Permissive Society: America, 1941–1965 by Alan Petigny The era usually denoted as “the Fifties” generated a remarkable set of social indicators. For the one hundred years prior to 1941, the American...
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In 1941 the Prairie Farmer, America’s oldest farm periodical, celebrated its one hundredth anniversary. The centennial cover features a drawing of the iconic twentieth-century “new” farmer: tall, young, and slender. Bulky overalls have given way to...
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Wilhelm Röpke was an unusual free-market economist working in a difficult time. I believe that we should see him, first of all, as a product of 1914, the year which launched what he called “the devastation...
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According to Kirk, those seeking a viable future “will endeavor to make the family function as a device for love and education and economic advantage, not simply an instrument of the feeding-and-housing-and-procreative process.”