Book Review

No Child Is An Island

Freedom’s Orphans: Contemporary Liberalism and the Fate of America’s Children by David L. Tubbs

Princeton University Press, 2007
(232 pages, $27.95, hardcover)

reviewed by Gerald J. Russello

Modern liberalism sometimes seems eminently practical, even attractive: A community of free and equal citizens, each (reasonably) exercising his choices as he wishes, so long as those choices do not harm others, with the government there to ensure that no one vision, or any vision, of the good life is imposed on others or considered superior to any other.

But people are not built that way, and the liberal vision of individuals does not reflect people as they really are. People are members . . .

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