Review Of The Child Savers, a book demystifying the 'polytricks' of reducing people to labels, etc.

"The problem with children, and with working class children in particualr, was that they refused to be integrated smoothly into an oppressive society. ...The child savers turned political problems into adjustment problems. Instead of seeking political solutions to the problems of young people, they chose therapeutic remedies, thereby deflecting criticisms of capitalism onto its victims."

Excerpts from The Tyranny of the Therapeutic State

Anyone dealing with the hierarchical structure of institutions these days may want to understand them better so to more meaningfully challenge those portions (or entireties) in which they feel pained by. These excerpts may be pivotal.


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