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I love all of the right’s whining about Obama’s betrayal of American exceptionalism and all of the left’s lauding of the new book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mom which makes Western parenting look exceptionally bad. Never has such hubris met such self-loathing. This from the WSJ:

Chinese parents can order their kids to get straight As. Western parents can only ask their kids to try their best. Chinese parents can say, “You’re lazy. All your classmates are getting ahead of you.” By contrast, Western parents have to struggle with their own conflicted feelings about achievement, and try to persuade themselves that they’re not disappointed about how their kids turned out.

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