Back-to-school month may not be until September, but magazines generally publish a month early. That means that hot on the heels of Vanity Fair’s lengthy dissection of the dating apocalypse is The Atlantic’s September cover story on that other thing kids do at college — or rather are supposed to be doing — namely, getting an education.
Authors Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt bring us “The Coddling Of The American Mind,” whose subhead is:
In the name of emotional well-being, college students are increasingly demanding protection from words and ideas they don’t like. Here’s why that’s diastrous for education — and mental health.
To cleanse your palate after reading this epic — or for those who like their dessert first — here’s a 1949 cartoon called “Campus Capers.” It may be silly and old-fashioned, but the cartoon depiction of college feels strangely timely. — CC