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Margaret Sanger’s The Pivot of Civilization: Chapter Three — “Children Troop Down from Heaven”

“Child labor shows us how cheaply we value childhood. And moreover, it shows us that cheap childhood is the inevitable result of chance parenthood. Child labor is organically bound up with the problem of uncontrolled breeding and the large family.” [page 52, The Pivot of Civilization] That pretty much summarizes the whole of chapter three, “Children Troop Down from Heaven.” Basically, Sanger is saying that if it were not for “uncontrolled breeding” we would value children more and would not […]

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