Friday, August 22, 2008

Animal Farm

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.

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