The Coddling of the American Mind: Malcolm Gladwell, Jonathan Haidt, Greg Lukianoff, and Lenore Skenazy - 92Y, New York

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The Coddling of the American Mind

Greg Lukianoff, Jonathan Haidt, Lenore Skenazy, and Malcolm Gladwell

Civil discourse is in decline, with potentially dire results for American democracy.

On college campuses across America, visiting speakers are disinvited, or even shouted down, while professors, students, and administrators are afraid to talk openly, for fear that someone will take offense. Political discussion on social media and television has devolved into a wave of hyper-partisan noise. A generation of overprotective parents are reluctant to let their children play outside without supervision. How did we get here? And how can we change the way that we engage with one another?

Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt’s The Coddling of the American Mind sounds the depths of this generational crisis. Join us for a lively discussion with the authors, columnist Lenore Skenazy, and #1 New York Times bestseller Malcolm Gladwell on how we as citizens can engage with one another across the political spectrum.

Greg Lukianoff

Greg Lukianoff is the president and CEO of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) …

Jonathan Haidt

Jonathan Haidt is the Thomas Cooley Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University’s Stern School of Business …

Lenore Skenazy

Lenore Skenazy is president of letgrow.org, and founder of the Free-Range Kids movement …

Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell is the author of five New York Times bestsellers—The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What the Dog Saw, and David and Goliath

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