The War for Children's Minds, Hardback Book


Behind headlines on the conflict in Iraq and global terrorism, a much deeper battle is raging over children and the values they should adopt.

Political and religious leaders including Blair and Bush have been joined by the popular press in Enlightenment-bashing and bitter attacks on `liberal parenting , calling for a return to authority and religious tradition.

How do we raise good children? How do we make good citizens? In defiant yet acute fashion, Stephen Law urges us to re-evaluate the liberal tradition of thinking about morality.

Tackling authoritarian rhetoric head-on, he argues that children should learn about right and wrong, and respect for others, but that their education should be grounded in the hard-won values of the Enlightenment.

Taking on neo-conservatives and religious and media commentators, The War for Children s Minds is a candid and controversial call for a liberal, philosophically informed approach to raising children.

A staunch defence of the humane, liberal life, The War for Children s Minds is a much-needed guide to an urgent moral conundrum.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Ethics & moral philosophy
  • ISBN: 9780415378550



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