Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child

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  • Copyright: 2010-11-05
  • Publisher: Isi Books
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Esolen shows how imagination is snuffed out at practically every turn, and then he confronts contemporary trends in parenting and schooling by reclaiming lost traditions. This practical, insightful book is essential reading for any parent.

Author Biography

Anthony Esolen is the author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Western Civilization and Ironies of Faith, and the translator and editor of the celebrated three-volume Modern Library edition of Dante’s Divine Comedy. He is a professor of English at Providence College and a senior editor of Touchstone magazine. Esolen lives in Rhode Island.

Table of Contents

Introduction: A Bad Day for Grendelp. ix
Why Truth Is Your Enemy, and the Benefits of the Vague or Gradgrind, without the Factsp. 1
Keep Your Children Indoors as Much as Possible or They Used to Call It "Air"p. 27
Never Leave Children to Themselves or If Only We Had a Committeep. 47
Keep Children Away from Machines and Machinists or All Unauthorized Personnel Prohibitedp. 71
Replace the Fairy Tale with Political Clichés and Fads or Vote Early and Oftenp. 95
Cast Aspersions upon the Heroic and Patriotic or We Are All Traitors Nowp. 117
Cut All Heroes Down to Size or Pottering with the Punyp. 141
Reduce All Talk of Love to Narcissism and Sex or Insert Tab A into Slot Bp. 163
Level Distinctions between Man and Woman or Spay and Geldp. 179
Distract the Child with the Shallow and Unreal or The Kingdom of Noisep. 199
Deny the Transcendent or Fix Above the Heads of Men the Lowest Ceiling of Allp. 217
Selected Bibliographyp. 239
Indexp. 245
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