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Liberation's Children: Parents and Kids in a Postmodern Age

by Kay S Hymowitz Ivan R. Dee
Pub Date:
06/2004
ISBN:
9781566635981
Format:
Pbk 224 pages
Price:
AU$49.99 NZ$52.17
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Kay Hymowitz explores the predicament of a generation growing up in a world where adults lavish them with material possessions but don't know how to provide them with the ordinary truths that give life meaning. She takes the measure of a young generation afflicted with a loss of deep connection, civility, and moral clarity, as well as a depleted vision of the human predicament.
This book is both engaging and brutal as social observation...


— Paula S. Fass; The Review of Higher Education


 


 


An informed, intelligent and very powerful critique...Written with wit, with pointed examples and with passion. A very important book.


— Judith Wallerstein, Ph.D.


 


 


Adults...should take note of Hymowitz's observations about what 'liberation' has wrought.


— William J. Bennett, former U.S. Secretary of Education, author of The Book of Virtues


 


 


Rewarding...penetrating.


— Booklist


 


 


One of America's best analysts of child-rearing...fascinating.... Hymowitz is on to some very important truths...a masterpiece.


— National Review


 


 


Scrupulously points out the all-too-familiar obsession with individual autonomy.


— The Weekly Standard