The Public Interest

Families, sex, and the liberal agenda

Allan C. Carlson

Winter 1980

THE concept of “family policy” has attracted unprecedented attention within liberal political circles over the past four years. This attention, in turn, has generated numerous proposals aimed at strengthening American family life through government action.

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