From the Foreword
The roots of hatred, sad to say, can often be traced to infancy and childhood. It seems a sacrilege to suggest that the children we love, the children who can be so loving, should have in them the seeds of the indifference, cruelty and violence which are the accompaniments of hatred. This is a worthy project indeed; its insights into the human conditions of love and its relative, hate, will be of value to a wide audience.
The authors suggest worthwhile methods of exploring the roots of hatred, demonstrating how class, society, family, and peer relationships form the foundation for a hatred that is sometimes later acted out against society or the self.
This collection of essays on the subject from psychiatrists, psychologists and psychotherapists as well as a sociologist and an educationalist is most welcome… [a] scholarly, well-researched and brilliant book on such a difficult subject.
A detailed and extensive study with lists of useful references. It is a must for studying children's hatred or its relative, love.