Winning the Child's Will: Shaping the Consenting Citizen for Liberal Society in the United States, 1800-2000
James E. Block
Date: March 15, 2012
Co-sponsored by American Studies, the History Department, the Department of Political Science, and the Institute for the Liberal Arts at Boston College.
A democratic government requires the consent of its citizens. But how is that consent formed? Why should free people submit to any rule? Pursuing this question to its source, Block will argue that the explanation is to be found in the nursery and the schoolroom.