Two Worlds of Childhood: U.S. and U.S.S.R.
reviewed by Bernard Mackler - 1970
We live in a time when outrage, outburst, disruption, and violence are our hallmarks. The Gandhi-King model of change through nonviolence has passed; rational but honest confrontations are no longer with us. We have guerilla warfare in our midst at our colleges and high schools. Flames crackle at urban schools as well as pastural campuses. Adults blame teenagers and young adults and vice versa, but no reasonable explanation has yet to fall upon my eyes. Everyone speaks dogmatically as to the causes but their reasonings fall short. They are too simplistic, too emotional, and too egocentric to buy my attention. I have looked for answers, too, and I have often been guilty of being dogmatic and stupid, typically siding with rebellious youth for the inadequacies and indecencies in our nation call for moral outrage; but of late I have moved to see that both sides are wrong and both sides are right—still no explanation emerges. I have often felt as a man between two generations, rigid... (preview truncated at 150 words.)
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