David Brooks, Barry Levinson, Robert Siegel discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts


From NPR and WVU ARE BOSTON. I'm Robert Siegel and this is on point. The Nuclear Family Mom Dad. Two and a half kids house in the suburbs and the white picket fence is arguably the American dream for it was. It's increasingly the dream of a bygone era American households and families very different today. They're more single parent. Households couples are getting married later if they're getting married at all and even our definition of family is changing the writing in the Atlantic New York Times columnist. David Brooks argues that the nuclear family far from being a venerable social institution enjoyed a brief time dominance after the old fashioned extended families broke up this hour on point. David Brooks joins us from Washington DC to talk about his article. The nuclear family was a mistake. Dave it's wonderful to have you on the program and good to talk with you. It's good to be on the air with you again. I should say that we should acknowledge straightaway that We spent many many many Friday afternoons with J. Dion Either Talking politics on all things considered me listening to my colleagues talk politics with you on all things considered into. I missed that. So it's and we also wants took part in a a small world experiment and discover that we have ten cent Morgan's of DNA in common so we have a common ancestor sometime back around the time of the of the black death in Europe or something. We are the extended family our family. Yes that let's start with the precursor of the nuclear family which you show us an example of it in your article from Barry Levinson's nineteen ninety film avalon. You started out me. You cut the Turkey but me come really big. Oh Ashley You're late.

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