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The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future (Or, Don't Trust Anyone Under 30)

2 Ratings: 3.5
A book by Mark Bauerlein

It’s an irony so commonplace it’s become almost trite: despite the information superhighway, despite a world of knowledge at their fingertips, the younger generation today is less informed, less literate, and more self-absorbed than any … see full wiki

Author: Mark Bauerlein
Genre: Science
Publisher: Tarcher
2 reviews about The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital...
review by . November 26, 2008
I strongly agree with the outlines of Mark Bauerlein's thesis in "The Dumbest Generation," but I found his presentation of it somewhat numbing over the first half or so of the book due to a heavy emphasis on reporting survey results. It's key to proving his argument really does apply to an entire generation and is not -- like the opposite theory of a uniquely gifted and hard-working cohort he shoots down in the Introduction -- a generalization from a few exceptional examples. Nonetheless, it didn't …
review by . October 08, 2008
The dumbing-down of America continues at an astounding pace and an Emory University English professor believes that he knows why it is happening. Mark Bauerlein has written a book that will likely irritate as many people as there will be people who will praise it for its insights, starting with the very title of the book: "The Dumbest Generation - How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future." Labeling any generation "the dumbest generation" is guaranteed to draw the …
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