Spare the Rod and Take the Child: Ch. 3 of Life at the End of Us vs. Them

A horse-and-buggy Mennonite community has all of its children apprehended by agents of the state because of the use of corporal punishment in the community. What does this story expose about how we think about the legitimate use of force in our modern world? Girard and Illich offer some insight on the odd role of the Gospel in reshaping everything from parenting to policing.

A recommended related story that I covered on another podcast: Diandra Rose Powderhorn on the Return of the Buffalo Podcast: I am the best person for my children

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