We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter.  A fairly painless read about a family of Polish Jews spanning the beginnings and aftermath of WW II.  Well written, and worth the read.  It's based on a real family and their stories from this era.

I mention that this book was fairly painless as I've read many much more brutal and depressing accounts of this time in our history.  The title tells it all.  They were truly lucky.

Recommended.

PH

The Coddling of the American Mind by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt.  Very interesting read dealing with the issues that the new generation is dealing with and the problems in the way they have been brought up that reinforces psychologically poor thinking and is making them more fragile than previous generations.  Definitely recommended.

The Assault on American Excellence - Anthony Kronman (former dean of Yale law school).  He argues that universities are like an aristocracy where students are there to become more learned and progress into being more intellectual.  He is concerned about the push of egalitarianism on campuses and how that is inhibiting free speech and learning.  Interesting views from one who is liberal politically, a bit of a difficult read though.

thistlintom posted:

The Coddling of the American Mind by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt.  Very interesting read dealing with the issues that the new generation is dealing with and the problems in the way they have been brought up that reinforces psychologically poor thinking and is making them more fragile than previous generations.  Definitely recommended.

I just read this also.  Very interesting indeed, but one wonders about some of it.

irwin posted:
thistlintom posted:

The Coddling of the American Mind by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt.  Very interesting read dealing with the issues that the new generation is dealing with and the problems in the way they have been brought up that reinforces psychologically poor thinking and is making them more fragile than previous generations.  Definitely recommended.

I just read this also.  Very interesting indeed, but one wonders about some of it.

What things did you wonder about?

irwin posted:
thistlintom posted:

The Coddling of the American Mind by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt.  Very interesting read dealing with the issues that the new generation is dealing with and the problems in the way they have been brought up that reinforces psychologically poor thinking and is making them more fragile than previous generations.  Definitely recommended.

I just read this also.  Very interesting indeed, but one wonders about some of it.

Doesn't every generation denigrate the ones that follow it? Makes one feel smug I guess.

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