After a half dozen years of futile war in Vietnam, with nothing to show for
our expenditure of lives, money, prestige and good will, with the entire
world wondering whether America had gone mad, the question was put to Vice
President Hubert Humphrey, Why not just acknowledge that we made a mistake--that
we should just put our soldiers on board ships and bring them home and forget
the stupid war?
The Vice President's reply represents the same political wisdom which prevents
the solution of the problem of the Garbage Generation:
We must not look
for easy solutions.
-- Hubert H. Humphrey
to the problem addressed in the present book is this: If mother-headed homes
generate most of our crime, delinquency, illegitimacy, educational failure,
drug addiction, infantilism, gang violence, sexual confusion and
demoralization--as they demonstrably do--why should not our society adopt
policies which make fathers heads of families?
Annex to chapter I