From the July/August, 2008 issue of Touchstone
family The Father Trap by Anne Hendershott

Book Review

The Father Trap

Taken into Custody: The War Against Fatherhood, Marriage, and the Family
by Stephen Baskerville

Cumberland House Publishing, 2007
(352 pages, $24.95, paperback)

reviewed by Anne Hendershott

Some readers may greet Stephen Baskerville’s Taken into Custody with skepticism. The hyperbolic subtitle and the opening page’s warning that “divorce today means the invasion and destruction of private life by the state” promise a polemical treatment of a serious social problem.

But Baskerville, a graduate of the London School of Economics and author of a significant number of thoughtfu . . .


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