[Marxism] Review of 'The Coddling of the American Mind'
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Mon Aug 12 00:49:24 MDT 2019
Jonathan Haidt and Greg Lukianoff’s book The Coddling of the American Mind
is a timely book, whose title is almost self-explanatory – but not quite.
It does deal with how young people are being coddled in US universities and
wider society, but it makes proposals around the issue; it is not merely
descriptive of a phenomenon, which though it would seem to be more
extensive in the US is not limited to it and has cropped up all over the
world and has seeped into the political discourse of many left groups,
including some that would claim to be Marxist.
Haidt and Lukianoff describe coddling as being over-protective or, to
paraphrase a saying they use, society no longer prepares the child for the
road but the road for the child. . .
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