Are Chinese mothers superior to Western mothers? Yes, says Amy Chua, a Yale Law professor writing this weekend in the Wall Street Journal; their strict discipline and refusal to acknowledge their kid's desires and individuality inevitably result in high-performing academic star-children, if we are to believe Chua's sweeping cultural generalizations. And for some of this article, we were kind of with her! There's a picture of her daughter playing the piano at Carnegie Hall, even! But then, things go a little...far.
Chua has two daughters, who have never been allowed to do the following: More »