The Art of Love

Kerome

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#3
I did think it was a bit odd that he starts the section on the practice of love with a long talk about discipline. But otherwise I thought it was a good book, I’ll look into the others he has written.
 
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Maybe I am up too early and short on coffee but I can't at the moment recall that part of the book altho there are some seeming inconsistencies and he is clearly a product of his time and culture. While some of his perspectives seem outdated and quaint (gender roles) to us, I remind my self that most religions and many cultures still believe this as appropriate and true, so it still has validity.
He was just plain wrong about labor unions. The new right to work movement is a catastrophe to the average worker.

Have you read the Drama of the Gifted Child? It asserts that the kind of child rearing as touted in the Art of Love and is of the usual practice in reality, is child abuse. It's quite famous and well thought of. I will put it up next.

I will also scan the book for the portion you have mentioned.
 

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