The Coddling of the American Mind
Much buzzed about and widely read essay, named one of The New York Times columnist David Brooks' favourite essays of the year. He called it "the most important article this year on student hypersensitivity." The authors devise the term “vindictive protectiveness” to capture the mind-set of university students who are increasingly demanding protection on campus from ideas and words they don't like. They describe how this mental state leads to depression and leaves students unprepared for the real world of work and family.
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