#1004 – The Coddling of the American Mind: Greg Lukianoff
Greg Lukianoff is the co-author (with Dr. Jonathan Haidt) of what I think is one of the top 5 most important books of the last decade: The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Ideas and Bad Intentions Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure. In this conversation, I talk to Greg about the content of this book including the rise of safetyism, the diminishing of free speech on college campuses, the concept of anti-fragility, whether ideas are harmful, whether is healthy or damaging to “platform” ideas you disagree with, whether speech is violence, whether safe spaces on campuses are helping students, and whether trigger warnings help improve a person’s mental heath.
A graduate of American University and Stanford Law School, Greg Lukianoff is an attorney and the president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) and the author of Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate and his writing has appeared in The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Boston Globe, in addition to dozens of other publications.
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