Available Today: ‘The Coddling of the American Mind’ by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt

September 4, 2018

The wait is over — “The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure” is now available wherever books are sold.

Co-authored by FIRE President and CEO Greg Lukianoff and New York University professor Jonathan Haidt, the book is a timely investigation into the new “safety culture” on campus and the dangers it poses to free speech, mental health, education, and, ultimately, democracy.



Already, “The Coddling of the American Mind” is receiving rave reviews:

“[A] disturbing and comprehensive analysis of recent campus trends. … Lukianoff and Haidt notice something unprecedented and … frightening … .” — The New York Times Book Review

“Their advice is sound. Their book is excellent. Liberal parents, in particular, should read it.” — Financial Times

“The speed with which campus life has changed for the worse is one of the most important points made by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt in this important if disturbing book.” — The Times

“Rising intolerance for opposing viewpoints is a challenge not only on college campuses but also in our national political discourse. The future of our democracy requires us to understand what’s happening and why — so that we can find solutions and take action. Reading ‘The Coddling of the American Mind’ is a great place to start.” — Michael Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Philanthropies, and 108th mayor of New York City

“Our behavior in society is not immune to the power of rational scientific analysis. Through that lens, prepare yourself for a candid look at the softening of America, and what we can do about it.” — Neil deGrasse Tyson, director, Hayden Planetarium, and author of ‘Astrophysics for People in a Hurry’



A portion of the proceeds from the book’s sale will go to support FIRE’s work defending civil liberties on America’s college campuses. And don’t forget to use Amazon Smile when you order the book (or make any Amazon purchase) to automatically have a portion of your purchase benefit FIRE — at no cost to you — and increase your contribution to the important work we do.

To learn more about “The Coddling of the American Mind,” and to find information about the book tour, please visit TheCoddling.com.

Also, don’t miss Greg discussing the book’s themes on FIRE’s So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast.