Millennials Are Dangerous, and We Made Them This Way

Presentation featuring Mark Bauerlein about how the growth of students’ power and moral authority on campus has led to both a decline in academic rigor and the elevation of social justice in American higher education. Bauerlein argues that the fault lies not with the students, but with the faculty members who have willingly ceded their own authority.

Mark Bauerlein is Emeritus Professor of English at Emory University and an editor at First Things magazine. His books include Literary Criticism: An Autopsy (1997), The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future (2008), Negrophobia: A Race Riot in Atlanta, 1906 (2001), and his new book The Dumbest Generation Grows Up: From Stupefied Youth to Dangerous Adults. He lives in Washington, DC.