Sunday, December 7, 2008

Ah...so THAT's what they call it now!!!

Native Intellectual Capacity.
What we old-timers call "common sense".
I tripped across an article and I'm now purchasing the book referred to in the discussion.

http://www.emorywheel.com/detail.php?n=25177

Although this is a piece about the author, and in that same vein, his assertions regarding the younger generation, some of the comments in the discussion below it are pretty much hearty endorsements for Professor Mark Bauerlein's point of view.

The book: The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future

This kinda ties in with my posting "The politics of me". Something changed in the last 20 years in the set of circumstances that these kids grew up in, as opposed to the world I grew up in, and this book probably has it's finger on those answers.

2 comments:

Lee J. said...

If you would read the post under this guys link it seems it is 10 to 1 this guy who wrote this book has a few brain cells missing. This is more about selling a book to make a buck then any intellectual discussion.

The Bulletproof Monk said...

Given your grasp of comprehension, Lee...I'll let your interpretation slide. Thanks, though.