Family policy is constantly in the news lately. But the family has a long and varied history in political theory. What can it tell us?
Lauren K. Hall argues that the family tends to moderate otherwise radical political theories. Moderate theories, however, fare much better.
Families do the hard work of producing competent adults. Steven Horwitz argues that F. A. Hayek can help explain how they do it.
Scott Yenor argues that the family is grounded on a natural fact, namely that men and women must unite to produce offspring.
Traditional patriarchs look to modern eyes less like fathers and more like the rulers of the world's smallest despotisms.
Lauren Hall responds to Jason Kuznicki and Scott Yenor on patriarchy and family structures.
The future of free markets and self-government depends on the future of the family, says Scott Yenor.
Capitalism and liberalism moderated the family and made it more humane.
Marriages designed for adult fulfillment may leave everyone worse off, argues Scott Yenor.
Lauren K. Hall responds on the surprising link between procreation and same-sex marriage.