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This week on CounterSpin: CBS told viewers the recent presidential election in Afghanistan was a major victory for the US military. In fact, the idea that 12 years of war and occupation have gifted that country with peace and stability is shaping up as the line of the day in US media. We’ll speak with Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies for a different take.
Also on CounterSpin today: We’re raising kids all wrong these days–that’s what you hear and read all the time, at least. Too many trophies, too much praise, not enough grit. But what if the conventional wisdom about getting tough on kids is all wrong? Alfie Kohn thinks it is; he’ll join us to talk about his new book, The Myth of the Spoiled Child.