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May 21, 2008

The Dumbest Generation?

See last week's WSJ piece "Can U Read Kant?" in which David Robinson reviews Mark Bauerlein's new book. In The Dumbest Generation, Bauerlein, an Emory English prof, contends that the digital revolution and cultural factors "have conspired to create a level of public ignorance so high as to threaten our democracy". OK, it's bad, but let's not go nuts.

Posted by Holden Oliver (Kitzb├╝hel Desk) at May 21, 2008 11:56 PM


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