Pro­fes­sor: Teach­ing Mil­len­ni­als How To Think

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Law school teacher Adam Macleod at Mind­ing the Cam­pus says his mil­len­nial stu­dents “want to learn” but in­creas­ingly “can­not think, don’t know very much and are en­slaved to their ap­petites and feel­ings.” Their minds, he says, “are held hostage in a prison fash­ioned by elite cul­ture and their un­der­grad­u­ate pro­fes­sors” that leads them to re­sist clas­sic texts, de­nounc­ing them as “racist” and mak­ing them “un­able to en­gage with those ideas on the mer­its.” So he’s banned the use of any word end­ing in “ism” un­less it de­scribes an ide­ol­ogy. An­other step: Stu­dents must demon­strate that they “un­der­stand three things” about what­ever view they’re crit­i­ciz­ing. And fi­nally: Any­one who be­gins a state­ment “with the words ‘I feel’ ” rather than “I think” must “cluck like a chicken or make some other suit­able an­i­mal sound.”

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