ABOUT THE BOOK
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 movements—atheism, liberalism, and radical feminism—undercut 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 today’s 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 today’s culture.
WHAT FOLKS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE BOOK
Dr. Gina and Dr. Dathan Paterno open a groundbreaking window to a world of chivalry, manners, and decorum that our younger generation has never visited and, indeed, has never even heard described. The feminists have repeatedly manifested a particular animosity toward the word “lady.” But this remarkable book puts male and female behaviors in proper focus, historically, biblically, and in contemporary relationships.
—Phyllis Schlafly, President, Eagle Forum
Drs. Loudon and Paterno have hit a home run! Filled with captivating stories, they take the reader through a journey of history, revealing long-forgotten truths. They warn of the dangers we face by abandoning the virtues and freedoms that took centuries to manifest, and challenge us to rediscover our noble heritage. I highly recommend this eye-opening book!
—William J. Federer, best-selling author and nationally known speaker
Gina Loudon and Dathan Paterno diagnose the political contro- versies of our age magnificently, rightfully perceiving them as symptoms of a much deeper malady. The unique and profoundly perceptive cures they prescribe are right on target. If the analyses in this book are heeded, our country will be on track to regain the position of preeminence that it once won not by force of arms, but by the power of ideas and the ladies and gentlemen who exemplify them.
—Pamela Geller, Author, Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance
America needs the message in this book if we are to win the culture war and reclaim a constitutional culture of “One nation, under God…” Drs. Loudon and Paterno lay out a compelling path to real victory via restored virtue and show us why hope lives for those who know Truth and proclaim it boldly.
—Liz Santorum, Spokeswoman for and Daughter of Senator Rick Santorum