Youth: Confused Parents, Confused Kids

Psychoanalyst Bruno Bettelheim, 66, who is best known for his innovative studies of children's emotional development, has turned his protean mind to student radicals. He sees some in his private therapeutic practice, and observes others on the campus of the University of Chicago, where he teaches and directs the Sonia Shankman School for psychotic children. His considered conclusion is that American parents and American society have not given today's youth the emotional equipment for engaging in rational and constructive protest. In the September issue of the British magazine Encounter, Bettelheim spells...

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