The British, never fond of children, have lost all knowledge or intuition about how to raise them; as a consequence, they now fear them, perhaps the most terrible augury possible for a society.
UNICEF says that Britain is the worst place in the Western world in which to be a child. City Journal's Theodore Dalrymple gives some vivid examples. His essay is sobering. We would, however, find it more convincing if his imperative -- blame the liberals! -- were less of a cliche.