The wait is almost over! FIRE President and CEO Greg Lukianoff and NYU Professor Jonathan Haidt’s new book “The Coddling of the American Mind” is due to hit shelves — and Amazon — on September 4th. The book is an expansion of their groundbreaking 2015 Atlantic cover story of the same name. Penguin Press describes the book as a “timely investigation into the new ‘safety culture’ on campus and the dangers it poses to free speech, mental health, education, and ultimately democracy.”
Harvard University Professor Steven Pinker had this to say about “The Coddling of the American Mind”:
No one is omniscient or infallible, so a willingness to evaluate new ideas is vital to understanding our world. Yet universities, which ought to be forums for open debate, are developing a reputation for dogmatism and intolerance. Haidt and Lukianoff, distinguished advocates of freedom of expression, offer a deep analysis of what’s going wrong on campus, and how we can hold universities to their highest ideals.
If you’re as excited as we are, Greg Lukianoff will be in Philadelphia on September 20th at the National Constitution Center to discuss his new book. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased online. The National Constitution Center describes the event:
Are trigger warnings getting in the way of freedom of speech on campus? First Amendment champion Greg Lukianoff discusses his new book, The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure, and how to preserve free speech in America. Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, moderates.
When you preorder the book, a portion of the proceeds from the sale will support FIRE’s work defending civil liberties on America’s college campuses. And don’t forget to use AmazonSmile when you order the book (or make any Amazon purchase) to automatically have a portion of the sale benefit FIRE — at no cost to you — and increase your contribution to the important work we do.