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Are We Doomed and Destined to Dumb?

From a Wall Street Journal review of our “Phi Beta Cons” friend, Mark Bauerlein’s new book:

Adults are so busy imagining the ways that technology can improve classroom learning or improve the public debate that they’ve blinded themselves to the collective dumbing down that is actually taking place. The kids are using their technological advantage to immerse themselves in a trivial, solipsistic, distracting online world at the expense of more enriching activities – like opening a book or writing complete sentences.

Is it that bad?

Will we never read beyond blogs again?

Is “The Corner” destroying the world?

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