Every Child Needs the Good Enough State

The richness of childhood needs to be embraced as a social good.

Illustration by Esther Aarts

It took the devastation of the Civil War to establish government provision for veterans and their kin. Panic about childhood and its inviolability along with a collective sense of responsibility for soldiers, widows, and their children intensified at the end of World War I. Mass immigration, industrialization, and financial crises also cast new light on […]

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