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Writings on the
Divorce Regime,
Family Court Corruption,
and the
Government’s War on Fatherhood
Stephen Baskerville, PhD
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Stephen Baskerville holds a PhD from the London School of Economics and teaches political science at Howard University in Washington, DC.

He is president of the American Coalition for Fathers and Children, advisor to the Men’s Health Network, and spokesman for Men, Fathers, and Children, International, a coalition of 12 fatherhood organizations from 9 countries. He also serves on the board of affiliates of Gendercide Watch, a human rights organization that monitors gender-selective atrocities.

This site contains virtually all my published works on the fatherhood crisis and the corruption of the divorce industry (except book reviews and radio commentaries). For better or worse, these are almost certainly the most strongly worded writings to appear on this subject in mainstream publications. So far as I know, none of the facts in any of the articles has been challenged or refuted. I am heavily indebted for the many letters, stories, documents, clippings, studies, citations, books, e-mail communications, and telephone calls – collected and sent to me by hundreds, perhaps thousands of people. It is not possible to name all these people, but I would like to express my special thanks to Chase Shifflett ( www.familylawreform.org ) for creating this web site.

Works are listed here in reverse chronological order (most recent first). All articles except those from Liberty magazine article may be reproduced provided credit is given to the original publisher. For permission to reprint “The Myth of Deadbeat Dads” or "The Federal Bureau of Marriage",  please contact Liberty magazine.

Stephen Baskerville
December 2002




Violence Against Families: Fathers fall victim to domestic-abuse laws [Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)].
The American Conservative, August 29, 2005

The No-Blame Game: Why No-Fault Divorce Is Our Most Dangerous Social Experiment
Crisis, March 2005

A Virginia Family Bill of Rights
Washington Times, 6 February 2005

The Federal Propaganda Machine
WorldNetDaily, 2 February 2005

Homicide Takes Toll of Great Newspapers
LewRockwell.com, 7 January 2005

The Doofus Department
LewRockwell.com, 27 December 2004

Strengthening Marriage Through Divorce and Custody Reform
The Family In America, May 2004

Is There Really a Fatherhood Crisis?
The Independent Review, Spring 2004

Fatherhood Crisis: Time for a New Look?
June 2004

Will your kids be adopted by homosexuals?
World Net Daily, 01 July 2004

The Failure of Fatherhood Policy
LewRockwell.com, 03 September 2004

Domestic Violence Awareness Meets Marriage Protection
Human Events, 27 October 2003

Absurdistan in America
LewRockwell.com, 24 September 2003

The Federal Bureau of Marriages
Liberty, July 2003

Divorce as Revolution
The Salisbury Review, vol. 21, no. 4 (Summer 2003), pp 30-32

Government As Family Therapist
National Review Online, 6 May 2003

Film Stereotypes Males as Spousal Brutes
Human Events, 28 April 2003, p. 22.

Deadbeat Government in Virginia
Washington Times, 9 February 2003, p B5

The Politics of Fatherhood
PS: Political Science and Politics, vol. 35, no. 4 (December 2002).

The Politics of Family Destruction
Crisis, November 2002.

No Restraint on Restraining Orders
Human Events, 5 August 2002.

The Myth of Deadbeat Dads
Liberty, June 2002.

The Truth about Child Abuse
Human Events, vol. 58, no. 16 (29 April 2002).

The Real Responsibility of Men
Human Events, vol. 58, no. 13 (8 April 2002).

The Politics of Family Breakdown
Family Policy, vol. 15, no. 1 (January-February 2002).

A Tool Kit to Destroy Families
Washington Times, Sunday Commentary column, 9 December 2001.

How to Kidnap a Child
LewRockwell.Com, 19 November 2001.

What God Has Joined Together . . .
Catholic World Report, August-September 2001.

Appetite for Family Destruction
Washington Times, Sunday Commentary column, 17 June 2001;
Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star, 10 July 2001; and other newspapers.

Plundering Fatherhood
WorldNetDaily, 16-17 June 2001.

Are Family Courts Prejudiced Against Fathers? Yes: Family-Court Judges Routinely Violate the Legal Rights of Fathers and their Children
Insight, 18 June 2001.

The Nightmare of Family Court
Sunday Independent (UK), op-ed column, 22 April 2001.

The Great Divorce
Washington Times, Sunday Commentary column, 1 April 2001.

The Real Crisis of Fatherhood
Washington Post, Sunday op-ed column, 4 February 2001.

The Politics of Children
New Presence: The Prague Journal of Central European Affairs (Nova pritomnost), Winter 2001. Also published in the Newsletter of the Women’s Freedom Network, January-February 2001.

The Fix Is In
DadMag.Com, 6 November 2000.

The Criminalization of Fatherhood
Newsletter of the Women’s Freedom Network, July-August 2000; reprinted in Media Bypass, vol. 8, no. 8 (August 2000), and Everyman 48 (March-April 2001).

Nanny State Clobbers Fathers’ Rights in Court
Insight, 26 June 2000; also published in the Newsletter of the Women’s Freedom Network, May-June 2000.

Are Fathers Getting a Fair Shake From the Child-Support System?
No: The System Is Criminalizing Honest Fathers and Demoralizing Their Children

Insight, 2 May 2000.

Beating Up on ‘Deadbeat Dads
American Spectator online edition, 20 August 1999.

Is Court-Ordered Child Support Causing More Harm than Good?
Insight, 2 August 1999.

The Politics of Fatherhood
The Liberator, May-June 1999; reprinted in In Search of Fatherhood, July/August/September 2002; from a paper presented at “The Politics of Fatherhood” conference, Howard University, March 1999.

A Philosophy for the Fathers’ Movement
The Liberator, May-June 1999.

Why is Daddy in Jail?
The Washington Times, op-ed column, 15 May 1999.

Why is Daddy in Jail?
The Women’s Quarterly, Winter 1999.

What God Hath Joined Together
The Washington Diocese (newspaper of the Washington National Cathedral), April 1998.


Crisis Magazine, November 2003 p. 5-8 (in response to Wade Horn's article in June 2003, "Closing the Marriage Gap," http://www.crisismagazine.com/june2003/horn.htm).

The Spectator, 7 September 2002, p. 28 ( in response to a cover story by Griffin Stone ).

American Spectator, vol. 33, no. 7 (September 2000), p. 10 (in response to Cathy Young's cover article in June 2000).

Playboy, September 2000, p. 52 (in support of an article by Jed Abraham).

The American Enterprise, vol. 10, no. 6 (November/December 1999), pp. 94-95 (in response to a special issue on fatherhood).

Weekly Standard, 8 February 1999, p. 7 (in response to a cover story on “The Boyfriend Problem”).

BOOK REVIEWS (not yet available)


Canadian Government Call Fathers Advocacy Organizations "Hate" Groups, Free Congress Foundation, 11 June 2003

Re-Founding Fathers, Free Congress Foundation, 13 June 2003

HHS Wants Your Pastor to Become an Informer, Free Congress Foundation

Child Abuse Industry Obscures True Causes of Child Abuse, Free Congress Foundation, 2 May 2003

Soldiers Risking Their Lives in Iraq Might Face Prison Over Child Support Upon Return, Free Congress Foundation, 4 April 2003


MEDIA PROFILES (select list)

Dave Brown, Courts that Tear Families Apart Without Justification Are Goofy, Ottawa Citizen, 29 November 2002.

Paul Craig Roberts, Losing the Ties that Bind, Townhall.com (10 July), Washington Times (11 July 2002), and elsewhere; and “The Tyranny Within, Washington Times, 29 September 2000.

Roger Gay, A Knight Defending Fatherhood, Fathering Magazine (26 May), News with Views (26 May), Men’s News Daily (28 May), and Enter Stage Right (3 June 2002).

Joseph A. D’Agostino, Conservative Spotlight, Human Events, 14 January 2002.

Professor Ousted from Child-Support Panel, Washington Times, 4 August 2001.

Fathers: Movement for Rights as Parents Ready to Take Off, Gannett News Service, 4 May 1999.

MAJOR INTERVIEWS (select list)

PBS, Think Tank with Ben Wattenberg, 30 June – 1 July 2001 (and other broadcasts)

Fox News Network, The O’Reilly Factor, 19 February 2001.

Fox News Network, The O’Reilly Factor, 16 October 2000.

Court TV, Crier Today, with Katherine Crier, 8 August 2000.

Free Congress Foundation, New Nation with Bill Lind, 3 May 2000.

Court TV, DC Insider, interview with Fred Graham (Against the Grain), 15 October 1999.

CNBC Television, Hardball with Chris Matthews, 20 August 1999.

WORK ON OTHER TOPICS (not available on this site)

“The Politics of Early Modern Religious Revolutions,” Communio Viatorum, Evangelical Theological Faculty of the University of Prague, forthcoming.

“Puritans, Revisionists, and the English Revolution," Huntington Library Quarterly, vol. 61, no. 2 (Winter 2000).

“Totalitarianism and all that Jazz: An Interview with Josef Jarab, New Rector of the Central European University”, International Educator, Autumn 1998.

“The Open Society through Education: The Central European University”, International Educator (cover article), Winter 1998.

“East-Central Europe: The Future of American Higher Education?” Academe, November-December 1997.

“Redeveloping Higher Education in East-Central Europe,” International Educator, Autumn 1997.

"The New Carpetbaggers: Western Academic Operations in Eastern Europe,” Education and Society, May 1997.

"Civic Education, Political Science, and Education Reform in Central Europe", PS: Political Science and Politics, March 1997.

Historical Dictionary of Stuart Britain, ed. R.H. Fritze and W.B. Robison (contributor; London: Greenwood, 1996).

"Protestantism as a Transnational Ideology", History of European Ideas, vol. 18, no. 6 (November 1994).

Not Peace but a Sword: The Political Theology of the English Revolution (London: Routledge, 1993).

"Blood Guilt in the English Revolution", The Seventeenth Century, vol. 8, no. 2 (Autumn 1993).

"The Family in Puritan Political Theology", Journal of Family History, vol. 18, no. 2 (1993).

“Collective Guilt in the English Revolution”, International Journal of Comparative Sociology, vol. 37, no. 3-4 (December 1996).

"Hussites, Puritans, and the Politics of Religious Revolutions", occasional paper, Centre for Comparative Cultural Studies, Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic (October 1996).