Episode 203: Coddling on Campus

College campuses these days abound with talk of “safe spaces,” “trigger warnings,” and “microaggressions,” therapeutic language designed to protect students from ideas that may offend or harm. Yet that mentality, apart from its chilling effect on free speech, has if anything made students feel more vulnerable, not less, as rates of depression and anxiety climb on campus and across the country.

In their new book The Coddling of the American Mind, Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt explore the social trends and bad ideas that have led to this moment, arguing that a culture of safetyism is doing serious damage to the intellectual and social formation of Generation Z. This week, they join Richard Aldous to discuss.

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, where you can leave a review, and follow @aminterest@JonHaidt, and @glukianoff on Twitter.

Published on: September 26, 2018
© The American Interest LLC 2005-2019 About Us Masthead Submissions Advertise Customer Service Privacy
We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.