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Greg Lukianoff is an attorney and president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education. His writings on campus free speech have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and the Washington Post, in addition to dozens of other publications. A regular columnist for the vis mere Huffington Post, he is a frequent guest on nationally syndicated radio programs and has made numerous television appearances, including on the CBS Evening News and Stossel. He received the 2008 Playboy Foundation Freedom of Expression Award and the 2010 Ford Hall Forum's Louis P. and Evelyn Smith First Amendment Award on behalf of FIRE. Lukianoff is a graduate of American University and Stanford Law School. vis mindre

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The themes of this book — including the effects of safetyism, tribal conflict, the distortions of emotions — all ring true to me.

I have seen close friends “cancelled,” I myself heavily censor my opinions online and in public for fear of being outed or my business crushed by reflexive or reactionary forces in the public realm.
 
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MylesKesten | 29 andre anmeldelser | Jan 23, 2024 |
I have watched the politicizing of speech with a sense of bafflement but this book went a long way towards helping me understand this trend. It also gave me some insights into the wave of anxiety that seems to affect every young person I know. A great book for anyone raising kids to read.
 
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tjsjohanna | 29 andre anmeldelser | Oct 9, 2023 |
Struggling with a 3 star or a 4-star rating. I think the topics here are worth 4-stars, I think parts of the discussion are worth 4 or even 5-stars... but the whole book ends up being disjointed and a bit repetitive. I would have liked more discussion/details of "safetyism" on campus: maybe more details of polling on attitudes, any stats or details on events and/or activity less dramatic than disinvite/deplatforming (like reporting of professors/TA's/other students for bias incidents, etc.) Some stats about campus life (diversity, student graduation rates, involvement in campus activities, etc.) to put it all in context would be useful, as well. There are tiny bits and pieces of that in there, but not enough.

The book itself seemed like two somewhat incomplete halves, the first about campus issues and the second about child-rearing and social attitudes about parenting and children. Altogether it came off as disjointed. The connecting thread throughout is "safetyism," but it wasn't written that way. The book suffers because of that.

That said, some of this is because the authors set a tall order for themselves. They want to talk about safetyism and its medium-term consequences, but there don't seem to be the complete statistics they would want to do that: a couple or 4 years worth of stats on college campuses, a few more than that on teen depression, etc. I'm guessing a lot of the stats about campus life, bias reports, etc. are also not readily available in any kind of usable format.

Which leaves mostly 2-star reviews from people arguing that the book is terrible because it doesn't talk enough about Nazis, or because it doesn't acknowledge the depth of racism, or because this is just old people complaining about young people, or because the authors don't like social justice (all comments that make me wonder if folks even read the book...) and 5-star reviews from people who seem to have missed all the hesitations and qualifications and the fact that the authors actually don't think that activists are coming for your kids (actually, that's probably a good chunk of the 2-star folks, too.)

I'd really love to split that difference: this really is a 3.5 book, not a 3 or a 4. I'll unhappily settle on the lower end:

3-stars.
… (mere)
 
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dcunning11235 | 29 andre anmeldelser | Aug 12, 2023 |

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