The Coddling of the American Mind
In a new article in The Atlantic magazine, Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt decry what they see as a worrisome trend on college campuses. Students, they say, are increasingly demanding to be shielded from words, ideas, and subjects they dislike. Haidt and Lukianoff are concerned that students are in turn damaging themselves intellectually, emotionally, and psychologically. Lukianoff joins us Wednesday to explain why he thinks college kids are being unduly coddled. We’ll also hear an opposing viewpoint.
Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt’s article “The Coddling of the American Mind” appears in the September 2015 issue of The Atlantic magazine.
- Greg Lukianoff is the president and CEO of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education and the author of Unlearning Liberty [Amazon|Indiebound].
- Angus Johnston is a historian of American student activism, student life, and culture.