Friday, July 11, 2008

The Dumbest Critique

Ok, this is rich: The LA Times did an article over the July 4th weekend about Mark Bauerlein and his "fear for his country." Bauerlein is a 49-year-old professor of English at Emory University, and a former director of Research and Analysis at the National Endowment for the Arts, is afraid that the digital age (i.e. the internet, blogs, social networking, etc.) stupefies young Americans and jeopardizes our future.

So apparently Mr. Bauerlein's 25 years of teaching, researching and analyzing culture in America hasn't given millennials a smarter edge. Next move? He writes a book called "The Dumbest Generation" blaming the kids and everyone else. Seriously. -- NH

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