Elisabeth Badinter’s 'The Conflict: Woman and Mother'
The sixteenth-century essayist, Michel de Montaigne, was sent away at birth from his aristocratic father’s house to a poor peasant wet nurse in the French countryside. In the custom of that time he was brought back into the household at about three years of age, with his parents as strangers to him. Yet little Michel was lucky to survive, for the death rate of children sent out to nurse was
Fraser, Hawke, Keating and Howard in Retirement
Love thy Leader
A curious feature of our political debate is the way it compels former prime ministers to lose their dignity in the endless feedback loop of the legacy war. The Americans, despite their more openly hostile political culture, treat their ex-leaders with sufficient deference to absolve them of the need for after-the-fact combat. When a memoir is written by a Bush, a Clinton or a Carter, no othe