Posts Tagged ‘David Brooks’

The ‘Nuclear Family’ Is a Freak of History

March 4, 2021

“’We have an archaic idea of what family is,’ says [David] Brooks …. The nuclear family unit, Brooks argues, is a privilege of the wealthy. Across the world, 38 percent of people still live with extended family. And over the past half-century, the share of people living alone in America has doubled. The nuclear family is no longer the norm—and it should no longer be the ideal.”

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“The Nuclear Family Was a Mistake,” David Brooks, The Atlantic

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Nuclear Family Fisson

February 21, 2020

1950 to 1965: “The period when the nuclear family flourished was not normal. It was a freakish historical moment when all of society conspired to obscure its essential fragility.”

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“The Nuclear Family Was a Mistake,” David Brooks, The Atlantic

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