We are experiencing a watershed moment in American cultural history: the profound erosion of family and marriage. Extreme Leftists have made their arguments and tried different tactics, from the early nineteenth century to the sexual revolution of the 1960s. Through a variety of means, they have succeeded in advancing radical sexual and personal autonomy as the highest goods of society, but through the instrument of same-sex marriage, they now possess the means of completing their project of redefining human sexuality and, thus, the family itself.
In Takedown, Paul Kengor exposes how gay marriage is serving as a Trojan horse for the far Left to secure the final takedown of marriage as the bedrock of a healthy culture. Countless everyday Americans are oblivious to the deeper forces at work. Takedown takes no prisoners and shows the reader that even Karl Marx and his more anti-marriage comrade Engels would be dumbfounded that modern Americans would gladly join them in their rejection of God's design for natural marriage and the family.
Paul Kengor is a bestselling author whose works include The Crusader: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism and The Communist: Frank Marshall Davis: the Untold Story of Barack Obama's Mentor. His articles regularly appear in publications ranging from USA Today to The New York Times and in numerous academic journals. A frequent commentator on television and radio, Kengor serves as professor of political science at Grove City College, and as executive director of Grove City?'s Center for Vision & Values, a think-tank/policy center. Kengor earned his bachelor?'s degree and Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh and his master?'s from American University. He holds an honorary doctorate from Franciscan University (Steubenville, Ohio), where he was the commencement speaker in May 2009. Kengor, a native of Western Pennsylvania, lives with his wife in Grove City, Pa., along with their seven children.