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At the Last, a Scholarly Defense of Children

Elisabeth Young-Bruehl, in a book to be published posthumously, examines the psychological bases of destructive attitudes toward children.
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For all the prejudices that troubled Elisabeth Young-Bruehl, it was her sense of the deep-seated, pervasive prejudice against children that most preoccupied her in recent years.

The philosopher, historian, and psychoanalyst, renowned for her...

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