The evidence is overwhelming that growing up in an intact, two-parent loving family confers huge advantages on children as they grow up. The normal response has been to encourage strong families among those who lack those advantages. But, looked at another way, through the usual leftist prism that sees all inequality as oppression, it can be argued that loving families need to be abolished.
British philosopher is not quite saying that–despite how his argument is being taken in some circles–but in asserting that reading bedtime stories to one’s children contributes to social inequality, he comes close. [Read more...]