At the Last, a Scholarly Defense of Children

At the Last, a Scholarly Defense of Children 1

Elisabeth Young-Bruehl, in a book to be published posthumously, examines the psychological bases of destructive attitudes toward children.

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Elisabeth Young-Bruehl, in a book to be published posthumously, examines the psychological bases of destructive attitudes toward children.

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 pioneering work on the psychological drivers of prejudices and ideologies, was about to see the publication of Childism: Confronting Prejudice Against Children, a book she had described as her most important, when she died near