The Coddling of the American Mind
I am fortunate to participate in a Book Club founded by fellow Louper Larry B. This isn't just any book club, but rather one where the author attends. Having the author eliminates other attendees from espousing a wrong interpretation and counteracts the group dynamics of a typical book club. Our recent book was Jonathan Haidt's, The Coddling of the American Mind. It is a book that attempts to explain how we screwed up the Post Millenial Generation (I-Gen) ... yes, my kids! It started as a journey to explain why universities have become places where ideas hide or are shouted down, rather than debated and researched. What he found were some disturbing trends that are now woven into society with potentially disastrous effects. It is a scintillating read and will highlight what we may be doing wrong if the goal is to preserve a civil society!