The Coddling of the American Mind: Haidt/Lukianoff

The Coddling of the American Mind on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2QJ20MQ

Consider this book as a gift for your local school board member, teacher or principal. The more educational professionals become aware of the issues it presents, and the dangers of our current hyper-protective preoccupations, the better the chances we’ll change course.

I spoke with Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt September 18, 2018 about their new book, The Coddling of the American Mind — a treatise on the counterproductive but increasingly predominant “safety culture” of trigger warnings, safe spaces and microaggression sensitivity.

We discussed the psychological and sociological factors that underlie this philosophy of fragility, over-protection and offense, considering the contribution of older parents, fewer siblings, the strange interaction of postmodern philosophy and Marxism on campuses, and the widespread use of social media by young people.

We focused on the increasing proclivity of those teaching in the social sciences and humanities to characterize Western culture as patriarchal and oppressive; producing, as a secondary consequence, a pervasive and all-encompassing victim/victimizer narrative (and producing that partly for the purposes of justifying that characterization).

We considered what steps might be taken, personally and socially, to produce an alternate culture of resilience, responsibility, strength and courage.

Here are some links specifically relevant to our discussion:

Book website: www.thecoddling.com
Website of FIRE (Foundation for Individual Rights in Education): www.thefire.org
Advice and research on free-range parenting: www.letgrow.org

Books by Greg Lukianoff:

Unlearning Liberty: https://amzn.to/2Dl5WAO
FIRE’s guide to free speech on campus: https://bit.ly/2Oz7zM7
Freedom from speech: https://amzn.to/2QNZCV4

Books by Jonathan Haidt:

The Righteous Mind: https://amzn.to/2OCG1pl
The Happiness Hypothesis: https://amzn.to/2piKSkp
All Minus One (John Stuart Mill on free speech, illustrated): https://amzn.to/2QH1zT9

Additional links relevant to JB Peterson:

My new book: 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos: https://jordanbpeterson.com/12-rules-for-life/
12 Rules for Life Tour: Dates, Cities and Venues: https://jordanbpeterson.com/events/
My first book: Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief: https://jordanbpeterson.com/maps-of-meaning/
Dr Jordan B Peterson Website: http://jordanbpeterson.com/

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Understand Myself personality test: http://understandmyself.com/

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