Summer 2002

Summer 2002

The State of Family Policy in America

The necessary next step in welfare policy is an explicit effort to strengthen marriages and families.

Skeptical Environmentalist Under Fire

A prominent environmentalist has dared to question the eco-orthodoxy he once espoused--and his supposed friends in the movement don't like it one bit.

Trim the College!

We must investigate what a college is in order to trim America's bloated universities to their proper size and make them affordable again.

Outlook Interview with Dinesh D'Souza

The Social Policy Revolution

A remarkable change in thinking about social policy has taken place over the past two decades, based on common sense rather than ideology.

Pills, Prayers, and Peace

Sorry Charlie

3BR 2BA, Near Downtown, Good Schools

Ideas as Exports

The national and international welfare reform efforts of the past decade got their start in Madison, Wisconsin.

Life With and Without Father

Making Compassionate Conservatism Concrete

Civil society success stories from around the globe provide a model for further U.S. efforts in this area.

The Sound of Money

American culture is being deprived of genuinely creative and popular music by a global music industry that believes bigger--and blander--is better.

Setting Sun or Sun Rising?

From the Summer 2002 American Outlook

Letterman's Last Laugh

David Letterman made sarcasm a big part of the American way of life.

Civil Society Pioneer

Civil Society Pioneer

Whose Flag Is It, Anyway?

Saving Marriage by Saving Marriages

The institution of marriage is in trouble in America, but fortunately, churches have developed proven strategies for restoring it and slashing the divorce rate.

Married to the Idea--but Not Each Other

Fixing the Family

Marriage and Public Policy

Restoring a marriage culture is a public responsibility requiring strong political leadership.

Star of Indies

The career of actress Parker Posey demonstrates the increasing maturity and importance of the indie film.

Why Can't a Woman Be More Like a Man?

In This Issue

Conservatism and Globalization

In Defense of Colonialism

Rather than feel guilty about the legacy of Western colonialism, modern-day Westerners should recognize that it made the world a better place.

American Outlook

Jay F. Hein
Editor in Chief

Wesley Cate
Managing Editor

Beverly Saddler
Production Coordinator

Tim Varnau

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