Books: Out of the Nursery

DECENT AND INDECENT: OUR PERSONAL AND POLITICAL BEHAVIOR by Benjamin Spock, M.D. 210 pages. McCall. $5.95.

"You know more than you think you do," Benjamin Spock reassured mothers at the opening of Baby and Child Care. Your baby "can care for himself pretty well." Spock's message, which has sold more than 23 million copies was a pacifier for parents. But as everyone knows by now, the doctor who shaped the care and feeding of the babies who have become America's most restive generation is troubled about the nation in which they have grown up....

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