Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Holly Hamilton-Bleakley

Holly Hamilton-Bleakley
Holly is a mother of six, now living in the United States. She holds an MPhil and PhD in Intellectual History & Political Thought from Newnham College, Cambridge. She blogs at Philosophy for Parents. Tim is her husband and a former RAF officer.

Holly’s Letter from America: One-earner families are financially more resilient 

Recently, two seemingly unrelated events took place.  In late April, Democratic U. S. Senator Elizabeth Warren published her memoirs, A Fighting Chance.  On 3 May,...

Holly’s Letter from America: Porn is not a harmless pastime

The psychiatrist and writer Theodore Dalrymple once pointed out how concepts progress in our society: first the unthinkable becomes thinkable, and then it becomes...

Holly’s Letter from America: Parents must take the lead against trashy celebrity culture

Here in America, I tired of hearing about Miley Cyrus. And Justin Beiber, Selina Gomez, Lindsay Lohan, and all the other other teenage –...

Holly’s Letter from America: The sexual revolution comes home to roost

Recently, the Obama administration announced the names of 55 American colleges and universities – among them the elite institutions such as Harvard, Princeton, Dartmouth,...

Holly’s Letter from America: Home mums on increase as more women refuse to sacrifice their child’s well-being

Here’s an encouraging news flash: stay-at-home mothers are on the rise in the US. In fact, our numbers have been increasing steadily for the...

Letter from America: Educational standards are higher in the US

Greetings from America! As a proud stay-at-home mother of six children, I write from the battlefront of the American – well, Anglo-American - home. Last...

Holly Hamilton-Bleakley: Why parenting trumps politics as the master art

C. S. Lewis said: ‘I think I can understand that feeling about a housewife’s work being like that of Sisyphus (who was the stone rolling...

Holly Hamilton-Bleakley: The subversive parent. It all went wrong with Plato

About a year after my first child was born, a friend of mine came to visit me. We were both enrolled in PhD programs,...

Holly Hamilton-Bleakley: Raising a human being is not “nothing”. It is everything

There’s an article that’s been sweeping the net for the past month or so by a woman named Amy Glass, called ‘I Look Down on Women...

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