Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child [2 ed.] 9781610170796

“Esolen signals with this book his presence in the top rank of authors of cultural criticism.” —American Spectator Play

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Table of contents :
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A Horse Is a Horse, of Course, of Course
A Lump without a Skeleton
There's Dullness, and There's Dullness
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The Threat Outside the Door
Not to Be Found in the Rand McNally
A New Thing in the World
If It s 8:47, We Must Be Learning about Atoms
Anything Stuck in the Tree Is an Out
A Culture of Their Own
Belonging to Another World
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Safety Kills
No Work with Big Machines
No Making Friends with Craftsmen
No Playing with Maps and Blueprints
Make Sure Arts and Crafts Are Just for Decoration
No Hunting. No Raising Animals
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GNAC Says: Buy This, It's the Same as Everything Else
New! Improved! GNAC!
Coming to the Aid of the Party
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Kill the Fathers
The Piety of Place
Living in the Past
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Let Us Make Men without Chests
Souls about Nothing
I'm a Hero, You're a Hero
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Scratch Me Here
Brave New Family?
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All for One, and One for All
Male and Female He Created Them
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Murders and Toothpaste
Who Is My Neighbor?
In His Will Is Our Peace
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Paintings on the Wall of a Cave
The Abolition of Man
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Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child

Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child

A n th o n y E so len