Ladies and Gentlemen studies the history of the terms that once elevated the ideal woman and man and illuminates how the structure of Western society established and maintained the virtues. In contrast, the book demonstrates how three movementsatheism, liberalism, and radical feminismundercut these ideals, especially in the 20th Century. Rather than a dry history lesson, readers will understand the crucial contributions of government, family, literature/media, and churches in producing a culture that either esteems or debases the best of each gender.
Ladies and Gentlemen draws aggressive battle lines in todays culture war, pressing Christians and conservatives to value all people, cherish manners, humility, and graciousness, and esteem virtue above self. It directly challenges politicians and media personalities to honor and reflect a culture of honor, as well as calling all conservatives to reward public figures who exhibit these traits, while rebuking or rejecting those who do not. The book exemplifies several public figures on both ends of the political spectrum who engender the traits of the lady or gentleman, as well as several who clearly fail.
Finally, Ladies and Gentlemen paints a portrait of modern civility, proving that women can be warriors without burning bras and men can be tough without smoking Marlboros on horseback. It instructs parents how to raise their own children to be ladies and gentlemen. Incorporating Biblical principles and an awareness of modern day challenges, it boosts parents ability to navigate the murky waters of todays culture.
Dr. Gina Loudon hosts the Nationally Syn­dicated Dr. Gina Show. A national speaker, writer and commentator on local and national outlets, she is a political analyst who appears regularly on FOX News, FOX Business, and other national and international outlets. Dr. Loudon has a regular column at Townhall. com, and also contributes to FoxNews.com, Breitbarts BIG outlets, and World Net Daily. Credited as one of the 100 founding members of the Tea Party movement, she originated both the BUYcott concept and the field of Policology--the nexus of politics and psychol­ogy.
Bill Federer calls her "The conservatives se­cret weapona double-edged sword. She is adorably disarming, and masterfully brilliant A rising star in Americas renewal." Neil Cavuto calls her the "Tea Party Titan," Andrew Breitbart called her the "official troublemaker" [for liberals], and Mark Steyn calls her "The Gold Standard" of talk radio.
Dr. Paterno is a fully licensed clinical psychologist, serving as owner and Clinical Director for Park Ridge Psychological Services, a private group practice in his hometown just outside of Chicago. His twenty years of experi­ence in the mental health field includes work in inpatient psychiatric hospitals, therapeutic day schools, residential treatment centers, two private practices, and a position as Adjunct Professor of Psychology. The author of the well-received parenting book, Desperately Seeking Parents, he is on the Board of Direc­tors of the International Society for Ethical Psychiatry and Psychology, a think tank and advocacy group of mental health profession­als committed to holistic and humane treat­ment of emotional disorders.