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THE BROAD VIEW

Pity the fathers who leave their children

Their goals and values point them in the right direction, but they're stuck in a formless romantic anarchy.

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New York

MILLIONS of poor children and teenagers grow up without their biological father, and often when you ask them about it, you hear a litany of male barbarism. You hear teens describe how their dad used to beat up their mum, how an absent father had five kids with different women and...