Rita Koganzon is Associate Director of the Program on Constitutionalism and Democracy, and an Assistant Professor in the Politics Department at the University of Virginia.
The liberty of the adult citizen depends on the subordination of the prepolitical child.
Liberalism today finds itself in the strange position of being the political philosophy that everyone lives by and no one wants to defend.
Child prodigies take us to the heart of a central conflict in democratic education: Should we focus our national energies on equality—raising everyone to a level—or on elevating the best to their potential?
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