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Life Under Compulsion: Ten Ways to Destroy the Humanity of Your Child
by Anthony Esolen
ISI Books, 2015
(224 pages, $27.95, hardcover)

reviewed by David E. Prince

The modern notion of freedom is so corrupted that it constitutes a form of slavery, argues Anthony Esolen, Professor of English at Providence College and a senior editor of Touchstone. In his new book, Life Under Compulsion, he contends that contemporary culture mistakes expansion of choice for freedom itself, and he reveals the nightmarish implications of this error for child rearing. In Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child (ISI, 2013),Esolen showed how contemporary parenting trends stifle the imagination of children, tamp down courage, and produce a . . .

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