Series 1: How to Succeed in College: Three Bad Ideas to Resist
Dr. Jonathan Haidt, co-author of The Coddling of the American Mind and founder of Heterodox Academy, joins us to discuss his diagnosis of the intellectual and cultural challenges of university life today. Free speech is a live issue. Free inquiry has lost some of its sacred luster. Students are left to wonder: Is liberal education still possible and meaningful? Dr. Haidt has emerged as one of the nation’s keenest and most influential observers of the American university, and his advice to future and current college students is: Don’t be seduced by great untruths like “always trust your feelings” and “life is always a battle between good people and evil people.” In this Tikvah conversation, he will explain why these bad ideas are so seductive and then offer some wise alternatives for getting a true education.
Sponsor: The Tikvah Fund