Friday, June 15, 2018
Children's books and "radicalism"
Here’s a curious piece by Annie Holmquist on Intellectual Takeout, “Are modern children’s books training ‘little radicals’?”
Children’s books today seem to be pushing particularly group-centered social justice, especially with respect to gender identity and gender roles.
But children may not learn how to examine changing values productively until they have grown up with some stability and consistency in what they are taught – more from established classics.
It’s well to bear this in mind while we await the availability of David Hogg’s “Never Again” (next week, I think). We admire Hogg’s intensity even if we disagree with specifics and tilt of some of his ideas; but no one could group up to lead a movement like this at 18 without a stable home foundation first.