The Dumbest Generation by Mark Bauerlein
Mark Bauerlein is well aware of the dangers of his chosen genre, instances of which are frequently and sometimes rightly shrugged off as so much alarmism. Unlike other authors of what’s-the-matter-with-the-kids polemics, Bauerlein does not accuse the young of immorality, or slovenliness, or poor manners. Instead, as befits a professor of English at Emory and a former director of research at the National Endowment of the Arts, he targets the intellectual life of the cohort now commonly known as the Millennials.
About the Author
Kay S. Hymowitz, a contributing editor of City Journal, writes frequently for COMMENTARY on social and cultural issues.