Theodore Darlymple (a pen name) is one of the most interesting and thoughtful of conservatives alive today. One of the contradictions of liberal society is that it at least claims to value freedom more than anything else and yet it also sets out to negate on personal responsibility for evil and/or failure (someone rapes or kills because they have had a bad childhood and therefore society should think in terms only rehabillition and not punishment is an extreme example of this though many today, especially among the middle class left, hold this opinion). Strangely liberals dont seem to notice that shrill protests of liberty and shrill protests of an absolving determinism contradict each other radically.
A Russian in England was reported to have said when an English girl claimed something wasnt her fault because she was dyslexic that there was no such thing in the Soviet Union. Very limited access to generate pop music, not allowing kids to spend hours playing computer games, an education system based on forming character as opposed to passing exams to get jobs, strong family life and good parenting will tend to do that for a culture.