From the June, 2000 issue of Touchstone
The NCC’s Peculiar Solidarity by Rod Dreher

The NCC’s Peculiar Solidarity

Rod Dreher on Elián González

The agonizing question of Elián González’s fate, which is still up in the air as of this writing, has divided political and religious conservatives, with good people taking opposing positions for persuasive reasons. A fit father’s right to his child is inviolate, some say. Yes, say others, but what does fatherhood mean in a totalitarian state?

I incline to the latter view, because experience shows that the child, already a “Hero of the Revolution,” will be pressed into ideological child prostitution by Castro. If it were possible for Juan Miguel González to act as a normal father, pove . . .


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