“Nanny State: How Food Fascists, Teetotaling Do-Gooders, Priggish Moralists, and Other Boneheaded Bureaucrats Are Turning American into a Nation of Children,” is a hell of a book title.

The rest of the book is a bold, scathing, and almost entirely true indictment of American culture in the 21st century by Denver Post columnist, David Harsanyi. The book attacks the babying of the American child and adult through pointless practices like banning the playing of tag in some Massachusetts towns and banning junk food in schools.

This is the classic tale of “back in the day, we turned out just fine.” Back when people could smoke, drink and eat shitty food, and little kids could tackle each other and scrape their knees. Little boys and girls kissing should be considered cute, not sexual assault.

Read this book, and make up your own goddamn mind about this stuff.

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John Guilfoil is the editor-in-chief of Blast: Boston's Online Magazine and the Blast Magazine Network. He can be reached at [email protected]. Tweet @johnguilfoil.

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