Rising Intolerance For Opposing Viewpoints Is A Challenge Not Only On College Campuses But Also In Our National Political Discourse The Future Of Our Democracy Requires Us To Understand Whats Happening And Whyso That We Can Find Solutions And Take Action Reading The Coddling Of The American Mind Is A Great Place To Start.Michael Bloomberg, Founder Of Bloomberg LP Bloomberg Philanthropies, And 108th Mayor Of New York CityOur Behavior In Society Is Not Immune To The Power Of Rational Scientific Analysis Through That Lens, Prepare Yourself For A Candid Look At The Softening Of America, And What We Can Do About It Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Director, Hayden Planetarium, Andauthor Of Astrophysics For People In A Hurry Lukianoff And Haidt Explain The Phenomenon Of Helicopter Parenting And Its Dangers How Overprotection Amplifies Childrens Fears And Makes Them Less Likely To Become Adults Who Can Manage Their Own Lives Children Must Be Challenged And Exposed To Stressorsincluding Different Perspectivesin Order To Thrive.Susan McDaniel, University Of Rochester, Former President Of The American Psychological AssociationAn Important Examination Of Dismaying Social And Cultural Trends Kirkus ReviewsI Lament The Title Of This Book, As It May Alienate The Very People Who Need To Engage With Its Arguments And Obscures Its Message Of Inclusion Equal Parts Mental Health Manual, Parenting Guide, Sociological Study, And Political Manifesto, It Points To A Positive Way Forward Of Hope, Health, And Humanism I Only Wish I Had Read It When I Was Still A Professor And A Much Younger Mother Anne Marie Slaughter,President And CEO, New America, And Author Of Unfinished Business A Compelling And Timely Argument Against Attitudes And Practices That, However Well Intended, Are Damaging Our Universities, Harming Our Children And Leaving An Entire Generation Intellectually And Emotionally Ill Prepared For An Everfraught And Complex World A Brave And Necessary Work Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks,Emeritus Chief Rabbi Of UK Commonwealth Professor, New York University And Author OfNot In Gods Name No One Is Omniscient Or Infallible, So A Willingness To Evaluate New Ideas Is Vital To Understanding Our World Yet Universities, Which Ought To Be Forums For Open Debate, Are Developing A Reputation For Dogmatism And Intolerance Haidt And Lukianoff, Distinguished Advocates Of Freedom Of Expression, Offer A Deep Analysis Of Whats Going Wrong On Campus, And How We Can Hold Universities To Their Highest Ideals Steven Pinker, Professor, Harvard University, And Author Of Enlightenment NowThis Book Synthesizes The Teachings Of Many Disciplines To Illuminate The Causes Of Major Problems Besetting College Students And Campuses, Including Declines In Mental Health, Academic Freedom, And Collegiality More Importantly, The Authors Present Evidence Based Strategies For Overcoming These Challenges An Engrossing, Thought Provoking, And Ultimately Inspiring Read Nadine Strossen,past President, ACLU, And Author Of HATE Why We Should Resist It With Free Speech, Not CensorshipHow Can We As A Nation Do A Better Job Of Preparing Young Men And Women Of All Backgrounds To Be Seekers Of Truth And Sustainers Of Democracy In The Coddling Of The American Mind, Greg Lukianoff And Jonathan Haidt Provide A Rigorous Analysis Of This Perennial Challenge As It Presents Itself Today, And Offer Thoughtful Prescriptions For Meeting It Whats , The Book Models The Virtues And Practical Wisdom Its Authors Rightly Propose As The Keys To Progress Lukianoff And Haidt Teach Young Peopleand All Of Usby Example As Well As Precept Cornel West, Professor, Harvard University, And Author Of Democracy Matters And Robert P George, Professor, Princeton University, And Author Of Conscience And Its Enemies Objectionable Words And Ideas, As Defined By Self Appointed Guardians On University Campuses, Are Often Treated Like Violence From Sticks And Stones Many Students Cringe At Robust Debate Maintaining Their Ideas Of Good And Evil Requires No Less Than The Silencing Of Disagreeable Speakers Lukianoff And Haidt Brilliantly Explain How This Drift To Fragility Occurred, How The Distinction Between Words And Actions Was Lost, And What Needs To Be Done Critical Reading To Understand The Current Campus Conflicts Mark Yudof,president Emeritus, University Of California And Professor Emeritus, UC Berkeley School Of LawThis Book Is A Much Needed Guide For How To Thrive In A Pluralistic Society Lukianoff And Haidt Demonstrate How Ancient Wisdom And Modern Psychology Can Encouragedialogue Across Lines Of Difference, Build Stronger Institutions, And Make Us Happier They Provide An Antidote To Our Seemingly Intractable Divisions, And Not A Moment Too Soon Kirsten Powers, Author Of The Silencing We Can Talk Ourselves Into Believingthat Some Kinds Of Speech Will Shatter Us, Or We Can Talk Ourselves Out Of That Belief The Authors Know The Science We Are Not As Fragile As Our Self Appointed Protectors Suppose Read This Deeply Informed Book To Become Aresilient Soul In Aresilient Democracy Philip E Tetlock,author Of Superforecasting The Art And Science Of Prediction In This Expansion Of Their 2015 Piece For The Atlantic, Lukianoff And Haidt Argue That The Urge To Insulate Oneself Against Offensive Ideas Has Had Deleterious Consequences, Making Students Less Resilient,prone To Undesirable Emotional Reasoning, Less Capable Of Engaging Critically With Others Viewpoints, Andlikely To Cultivate An Us Versus Them Mentality The Path They Advocatetake On Challenges, Cultivate Resilience, And Try To Reflect Rather Than Responding Based Solely On Initial Emotional Responsesdeserves Consideration Publishers WeeklySomething Has Been Going Wrong On Many College Campuses In The Last Few Years Speakers Are Shouted Down Students And Professors Say They Are Walking On Eggshells And Are Afraid To Speak Honestly Rates Of Anxiety, Depression, And Suicide Are Risingon Campus As Well As Nationally How Did This Happen First Amendment Expert Greg Lukianoff And Social Psychologist Jonathan Haidt Show How The New Problems On Campus Have Their Origins In Three Terrible Ideas That Have Become Increasingly Woven Into American Childhood And Education What Doesnt Kill You Makes You Weaker Always Trust Your Feelings And Life Is A Battle Between Good People And Evil People These Three Great Untruths Contradict Basic Psychological Principles About Well Being And Ancient Wisdom From Many Cultures Embracing These Untruthsand The Resulting Culture Of Safetyisminterferes With Young Peoples Social, Emotional, And Intellectual Development It Makes It Harder For Them To Become Autonomous Adults Who Are Able To Navigate The Bumpy Road Of Life Lukianoff And Haidt Investigate The Many Social Trends That Have Intersected To Promote The Spread Of These Untruths They Explore Changes In Childhood Such As The Rise Of Fearful Parenting, The Decline Of Unsupervised, Child Directed Play, And The New World Of Social Media That Has Engulfed Teenagers In The Last Decade They Examine Changes On Campus, Including The Corporatization Of Universities And The Emergence Of New Ideas About Identity And Justice They Situate The Conflicts On Campus Within The Context Of Americas Rapidly Rising Political Polarization And Dysfunction This Is A Book For Anyone Who Is Confused By What Is Happening On College Campuses Today, Or Has Children, Or Is Concerned About The Growing Inability Of Americans To Live, Work, And Cooperate Across Party Lines.
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