Quotation by Joseph Featherstone

Nostalgia is one of the great enemies of clear thinking about the family. The disruption of families in the nineteenth century through death, separation, and other convulsions of an industrializing economy was much more catastrophic than we imagine.
Joseph Featherstone (20th century), U.S. social critic. "Family Matters," Harvard Educational Review, vol. 49 (February 1979).
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