The coddling of the American mind: A discussion with Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

27th September 2018 Off By binary
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In “The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure” (Penguin Press, 2018), First Amendment expert Greg Lukianoff and social psychologist Jonathan Haidt take on the new guiding philosophy in America’s educational system that students are fragile and need to be protected from invading ideas.

What is the evidence for this fragility? To what extent are efforts to shield students making them, perversely, more fragile, less resilient, less curious, less adept at critical reasoning, and more prone to adopting tribal mentalities? Will these unhealthy habits follow graduates into the workforce and their communities?

Join AEI as Mr. Lukianoff and Dr. Haidt discuss how the coddling of youthful minds poses a threat to a sound polity and present remedies to derail the growing trend.

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