Essay: THE SORRY STATE OF DIVORCE LAW

AMERICANS do just about everything a bit more spectacularly than most other people. That includes marriage and divorce. The U.S. has the world's highest divorce rate, but it also leads in the rate of remarriage after divorce, an occurrence that frequently boosts the statistics by leading to yet another breakup. Americans, in short, appear to be marrying more and enjoying it less. This situation distresses clergymen, sociologists and anthropologists, who rightly regard stable marriage as the foundation of society. But it is only half the tragedy of divorce in America. The real scandal...

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