Quote of the Day: Davos Edition

Amy Chua captured the two things we fear most: the Chinese and our children.

“She captured the two things we fear most: the Chinese and our children.”  – WSJ managing editor Gerard Baker, explaining the phenomenal success of Amy Chua’s Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother.

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  1. john personna says:

    Chua was on radio out here. Apparently a first excerpt (WSJ?) made her book seem less moral comedy and more prescription. The poor woman got death threats. What a weird road from there to Davos.

  2. James Joyner says:

    Indeed. She was on Colbert the other night and points out that it says, right on the front cover, “This was supposed to be a story of how Chinese parents are better at raising kids than Western ones. But instead, it’s about a clash of cultures, a fleeting taste of glory, and how I was humbled by a thirteen-year-old.”