Re: Optimal Defence of Inherent and Constitutional Rights

Hara Ra (
Fri, 26 Dec 1997 23:06:42 -0800

Lee Daniel Crocker wrote:
> > Swiss psychotherapist Alice Miller's horrifying book on the subject
> > of 'poisonous pedagogy' -- "'For Your Own Good': The Roots of
> > Violence in Child-Rearing" (Virago, [1987] -- is an inclusive and
> > comprehensive descriptive and explanatory account, which answers the
> > basic question: "How would you have to bring up a child, for him or
> > her to be a violent adult?"
> Anyone who claims to come anywhere close to answering a question
> like that can be immediately dismissed as a crackpot. There are
> so many completely unstudied and misunderstood aspects of learning,
> socialization, genetic predisposition, and blind chance involved
> in child-rearing that any claim of any "scientific" result in it
> is utterly specious.
How about reading the book before offering your opinion?

BTW, I don't see Tony stating that Dr Miller's work is "scientific". I
could just as easily call you a "scientistic bigot". Also, Dr Miller's
work provides a starting point for research which definitely needs to be

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