Summary: Martin van Creveld looks at a disturbing trend in the West -- the increasing age of adulthood. We expect less maturity from young adults and deny them the responsibility that helps them grow. They live down to our expectations. Both they and society are the losers from this. “Infantilization” By Martin van Creveld. … Continue reading Martin van Creveld warns about the infantilization of our youth
Summary: Today Martin van Creveld looks at an aspect of America that amazes foreigners -- not just our stratospheric murder rate, but the incredible rate of murders by children. We feel righteous superiority about Arabs sending their children as suicide bombers, but prefer not to think about the greater number of American children killing on … Continue reading Martin van Creveld asks: why do American kids kill?
Summary: As we watch "Mockingjay", the 3rd movie in the Hunger Games series, let's compare Suzanne Collins' books to the other classics of children fighting children -- Lord of the Flies (William Golding , 1954) and Tunnel in the Sky (Robert Heinlein, 1955). Children fighting for their lives against other children, a gripping story-telling motif … Continue reading How does The Hunger Games compare to other classic stories of children fighting children?