Friday, June 13, 2008


Joseph Epstein, one of our Ten Modern Wise Men, has written a funny and compelling case that we are under the rule of children. He basically argues that, unlike the pre-therapeutic generation in which he grew up, we have smothered our children in good intentions.

I'd say the one weakness in his article is that he does not critically examine some of the potential drawbacks of his own parents child-rearing philosophy, but otherwise I think he is dead on right.

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