January 14, 2016

Daniel Patrick Moynihan on Young Men, 1965

January 14, 2016

“From the wild Irish slums of the 19th century eastern seaboard, to the riot-torn suburbs of Los Angeles, there is one unmistakable lesson in American history: A community that allows a large number of young men to grow up in broken families, dominated by women, never acquiring any stable relationship to male authority, never acquiring any rational expectations about the future — that community asks for and gets chaos.”

Daniel Patrick Moynihan in 1965 from the Johnson Administration