Summary: The Coddling Of The American Mind

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Article 1 Source : "The Coddling of the American Mind." The Atlantic. Atlantic Media Company, 10 Aug. 2015. Web. 22 Oct. 2015.

Article 1 Summary
() Here, Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt, discuss how vindictive protectiveness hurts students on college campuses, challenging college’s ability to be a breathing ground for diverse critical thinking as opposed to protection from opposing ideas. Vindictive protectiveness is the protection of students from words and ideas on college campuses that may seem offensive or opposite; along with the punishment of people with these words regardless if it was accidental or of critical critique. They state “…students should [be taught] how to live in a world full of potential offenses.” They go on to hypothesize …show more content…

Here, the writer justifies censorship with the children’s sensitivity to various forms of stimuli on earth. Here the editor claims that the big risk parents face is the event that a child will experience something that is against the ideals and values of the parent. The editor is also concerned with the primal human interactions the child deprives himself of being in this digital world as compared to the real world; claiming this puts at risk the varied aspects of human interaction. The article then concludes by saying that the only obstacle are parents who are afraid of doing this real-time …show more content…

Where this fits in this conversation is on the side of supporting censorship on the grounds that the parent censors what ever the parent sees fit. However, the article minimally discusses how responsible the parents will be when they censor what their kids will see and hear as well as how they will treat sudden exposure to ideas and images. The writer, here, is on the side of the common, fearful parent who wants to help other parents censor their kids. Unfortunately, this article does not discuss the treatment of censorship when kids are exposed to what the world has.
Article 2 Discussion
() Even though this article is on the side of pushing for censorship without questioning it’s effects, this article paints the perspective of the reason why censorship exist in the first place; to make sure ideas that are nuanced, very descriptive, and depicts a portion real life through the eyes of mature human beings. What this article does not do, is ask the question, “after we censor our children, what do we do?” This article on reaffirms the mainstream “advice” given to parents on the idea of censorship. Unfortunately, this causes problems that are discussed in Article 1.
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