Louis de Bonald
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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