The Coddling of the American Mind: How Overprotective Parenting Led to Fragility on Campus

September 5, 2018

by Nick Gillespie, Alexis Garcia and Todd Krainin at Reason

In 2015, psychology professor Jonathan Haidt and free-speech activist Greg Lukianoff published “The Coddling of the American Mind” in The Atlantic. It argued that speech codes, trigger warnings, and safe spaces on college campuses are “disastrous for education—and mental health.” It quickly became the most-read article in the history of the magazine…

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