The New Prohibition: Infantilizing College Students

By February 18, 2015

By Robert Shibley at The Daily Caller

Almost one hundred years ago, America embarked upon its greatest failed experiment in social “betterment”: Prohibition. Today, American academia is running headlong towards making the very same blunder by treating adults like children.

Rarely does one read as forthright an embrace of this infantilization as University of Chicago law professor Eric Posner’s recent column in Slate, in which he argues that “students are children. Not in terms of age, but in terms of maturity. Even in college, they must be protected like children while being prepared to be adults...