Emotion and Feeling Beat Critical Thinking - WSJ
A good explanation for the rise of the snowflake generation.
Letter to the WSJ Editor:
As a 30-year educator of American university students, I can summarize the reason in one word: ideology.
In his essay on education, Bertrand Russell wrote: "The prevention of free inquiry is unavoidable so long as the purpose of education is to produce belief rather than thought, to compel the young to hold positive opinions on doubtful matters rather than to let them see the doubtfulness and be encouraged to independence of mind. Education ought to foster the wish for truth, not the conviction that some particular creed is the truth."