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"The Dumbest Generation?"

Have we gone from "The Greatest Generation" to "The Dumbest Generation" in just a matter of decades?

 

Have we gone from "The Greatest Generation" to "The Dumbest Generation" in just a matter of decades?

I consume information from a variety of sources in an effort to stay informed. That includes the Carolina Journal. A book reviewed in this month's edition raises a simple question sure to stir discussion and controversy...are the youth of today "The Dumbest Generation?"

The book, "The Dumbest Generation," is written by Mark Bauerlein. In reading the review by David Bass, it appears Bauerlein argues youth today are relying too much on the digital culture they are immersed in for information and entertainment and that is killing their intellectual development.

Bass writes that Bauerlein says today's young Americans are "Ignorant of politics and government, art and music, prose and poetry and content to turn up iPods and tune out the realities of the adult world. They're brash, pampered, young, dumb and content to stay that way."

The book's conclusion is that this generation of young Americans is jeopardizing our future.

What do you think. Is Bauerlein on to something or way off-base and doing a dis-service to our youth by lumping them all together?

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