After finishing Stephanie Coontz’s The Way We Never Were, I couldn’t help but think:
I’ve heard many liberals admit Dan Quayle may have been right years ago in his Murphy Brown suggestion: children tend to be better off raised by two parents rather than one.
On the other hand, I can’t recall having heard many conservatives admit Hillary Clinton was right that “it takes a village to raise a child.”
I grew up in a pretty healthy, relatively well-off family, yet it is easy for me to think of the vast number of adults other than my parents to whom I looked for help and support. I can also think of many policies and cultural patterns that supported me and my parents throughout those years.
It does indeed take a village; perhaps even more than a village.