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COVER STORY The populist wedge: political disaffection comes to Australia

EDITORIAL Human Rights Commission needs to start afresh post Professor Triggs

CANBERRA OBSERVED Liberals' soul searching too painful to publicise

ABORTION Law condones the act as it criminalises the image

FOREIGN AFFAIRS Trump makes calculated response to Syrian atrocity

CHINA No easy way to reverse malignant one-child policy

FOREIGN AFFAIRS French election may determine Eurozone fate

ECONOMICS The taxing of companies: a clarifying perspective

PHILOSOPHY Rights bereft of obligations: or, Socrates versus the pig

MUSIC Classical colours: Mozart's fusion of opposites

CINEMA Beauty and the Beast: A fairytale of true enchantment

BOOK REVIEW Santamaria: a man against the tide

BOOK REVIEW The teen they would have made queen

Heartening response to readers' survey

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Louis de Bonald

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This anti-divorce treatise by Louis de Bonald was originally published in 1801, in response to the institution of divorce in France in the aftermath of the French Revolution. Since, in de Bonald’s view, the family, not the individual, is the basic unit of society, divorce represents a fundamental assault on the social order. Due largely to Bonald’s efforts, France abolished divorce in 1816. The foreword is by Robert Nisbet.

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