Monday's will NOT be about Benjamin Spock (but I was very tempted).

In addition to writing his famous baby book he was a committed anti-war protestor and supported guaranteed minimum income as well as legalization of marijuana, homosexuality, and abortion. So naturally his book was thrown out with the bathwater by lots of people who had never read it but disagreed with his politics.


Check out Alfie Kohn's The Myth of the Spoiled Child for the contemporary version of this same conversation.

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