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The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future (Or, Don't Trust Anyone Under 30)

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A startling examination of the intellectual life of young adults, "The Dumbest Generation" reveals the disturbing, and ultimately, incontrovertible ... Show synopsis

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RJS!

Off the Deep End

by RJS! on Aug 20, 2009

Yeah. My students are ignorant. They think Wikianything is a reliable intellectual source. And they reproduce themselves as equally ignorant adults. But you know what? This was true long before the Internet allowed them to find creative ways of goofing off in class with laptops. Americans are ignorant and proud of it. Richard Hofstadter documented the phenomenon in his book on anti-intellectualism in America. It's the culture, of which the Internet is a part. And only partly a cause. Entertaining rant. But that's all.

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