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The Political Life of Children by [Robert Coles]

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Children only four or five years of age are capable of developing outspoken, blunt and imaginative political views. Coles, in this companion volume to The Moral Life of Children (reviewed above), explores young people's developing political consciousness. A 12-year-old Hopi Indian girl despairs, "Everything, everyone is the white man's." A Cambodian in Boston who saw his parents killed when he was five struggles to make sense of two worlds. Children's political views, Coles insists, aren't always a carbon copy of those of their parents or other adults. In Poland, where the government tries to indoctrinate kids into Communism, a girl fantasizes dropping a Soviet missile on Warsaw bureaucrats whom she despises. On the other hand, there is depressing evidence that a cycle of hatred continues in Belfast and South Africa, where children mirror their parents' racial or religious divisiveness. Proof of the abiding power of nationalism is found in conversations with Nicaraguan, French Canadian and American children. January 28
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Robert Coles is a professor of child psychiatry at Harvard University. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B005R1807C
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Atlantic Monthly Press (December 1, 2007)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ December 1, 2007
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2270 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 401 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
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Robert Coles is professor emeritus at Harvard University and the author of numerous books, including his series Children of Crisis, for which he won a Pulitzer Prize. He has also won a MacArthur Award, a Presidential Medal of Freedom, and a National Humanities Medal. He lives in Massachusetts.

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