Historical Who is Who

SPOCK, Benjamin

1903 - 1998
United States
SOCIAL SCIENCE

 

Widely influential within the US and beyond through his books providing child-rearing advice. Critics subsequently attributed to him a general permissive attitude which contributed to growing social opposition to the Vietnam war. That there might be a connection between early childhood education and political convictions is a reminder that how any adults interact with young children is a fundamental issue for moral education. That Benjamin Spock won a gold medal at the Paris Olympics is certain fact; that the Star Trek character played by Leonard Nimoy is derived from him is conjecture..

Video

Merv Griffin interviews Benjamin Spock (5 mins)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTDBL_U68XM

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