American Bad Boys in the Making
Alexander Hamilton Stewart
Rebound for libraries
Every community has just the number of criminals that it deserves, and deserves just the number that it has. It is a significant coincident that the world’s greatest criminals, as well as its greatest heroes, have been young men. Lack of self control and misdirected energies led one class to excess and crime, and self control and properly directed energies led the other to success and fame. Not only the needs but the actual rights of children have increased more rapidly than most parents realize. Just in proportion as society imposes new responsibilities upon its individual members, just in that proportion do the rights of children increase. For parents to attempt to escape their individual responsibilities is like one attempting to flee from his own shadow.