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Ill Literacy, Episode 63: The Dumbest Generation Grows Up (Guest: Mark Bauerlein)

April 11, 2022

In Episode 63 of Ill Literacy, Tim Benson talks with Mark Bauerlein, author of “The Dumbest Generation Grows Up: From Stupefied Youth to Dangerous Adults.”

Heartland’s Tim Benson is joined by Mark Bauerlein, professor emeritus of English at Emory University and an editor at First Things, to discuss The Dumbest Generation Grows Up: From Stupefied Youth to Dangerous Adults. They chat about how it’s a mistake to label Millennial activists as socialists, the reading habits of Millennials and its effect on the humanities, and how Millennials are the victims of poor mentorship.

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Show Notes:

The American Conservative: Jeremy S. Adams – “Saying What No One Wants To Hear”

C-SPAN: After Words with Mark Bauerlein (VIDEO)

EducationWeek: Rick Hess – “Have We Raised the ‘Dumbest Generation’? (An Author Q&A)”

First Things: Mark Bauerlein – “How Digital Youth Became Unhappy—and Dangerous—Adults”

The Washington Times: Mark Bauerlein – “The age of vindictive and bitter millennials”

Tim Benson joined The Heartland Institute in September 2015 as a policy analyst in the Government Relations Department. @HeartlandGR