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The Nation as a Family — Rockridge Institute
by Lost at 2:20 am EDT, Sep 12, 2008

In American culture there are two opposed and idealized models of the family, the Nurturant Parent model and the Strict Father model. The metaphor of the Nation as a Family maps the values and relationships from those family models onto our politics, creating "liberal" and "conservative" political positions that we understand through our models of family structure.

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