Review: The Dumbest Generation

The Dumbest Generation by Mark Bauerlein

As a bibliophile, a massive nerd, and a college student, The Dumbest Generation initially felt like a direct challenge–aided, no doubt, by the fact that Mark Bauerlein is a professor at Emory University, a stone’s throw from my personal stomping grounds. (There was something delightful about thinking aloud, “Sir, Lenox Mall is a beautiful establishment, I don’t know what you’re thinking.”) I opened it waiting for a tirade against video games and other digital media that I hold dear. I closed it a little illuminated.

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