[...]This is the sort of thing that' will finally turn me into The Klonopin Kommander one of these days.
Americans tend to valorize tough love—at times, even tough love that verges on torture—in prisons, mental hospitals, drug rehabs, and teen boot camps. We aren't squeamish about the psychological aspects of torture. We might even admire them.
Thousands of troubled children, for instance, now attend tough "wilderness programs" "emotional growth boarding schools" and other "tough love" camps where they face conditions like total isolation, sleep deprivation, food deprivation, and daily emotional attacks.
Friday, May 08, 2009
Via Digby, comes America's Tough Love Habit at Mother Jones.