Sunday, August 25, 2013

It's the Culture, Stupid!

Nothing to see here.

...How dark is contemporary fiction for teens? Darker than when you were a child, my dear: So dark that kidnapping and pederasty and incest and brutal beatings are now just part of the run of things in novels directed, broadly speaking, at children from the ages of 12 to 18.

Pathologies that went undescribed in print 40 years ago, that were still only sparingly outlined a generation ago, are now spelled out in stomach-clenching detail. Profanity that would get a song or movie branded with a parental warning is, in young-adult novels, so commonplace that most reviewers do not even remark upon it....

But hey!  They'll be voting in 4-10 years. And if Boehner has his way, ObozoCare will still be the law of the land.


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