"The highest priority for a teen is the avoidance of humiliation at all costs," said Levine. "Cool is an obsession. It prevents children from developing as individuals because they are so concerned about coolness."
When the news broke that Saddam Hussein was captured, there was an uproar of joy here. Like many Israelis, I was glued to the TV screen, watching L. Paul Bremer, the U.S. administrator for Iraq, announcing proudly: "Ladies and gentlemen, we got him!"
What a great moment for the free world.