Dumbest Generation Analysis
1. In chapter one of The Dumbest Generation, Mike Bauerlein makes several statements about our generation and comes to a conclusion that helps set the groundwork for the entire book. His analysis of today’s youth states that the current generation is lacking when it comes to intellectual knowledge. He provides evidence that states that today’s under-thirty population in the United States does not have adequate knowledge, and their lack of knowledge with affect them greatly in their adulthood years.
2. As with most of this book, the main supports that Bauerlein uses for his conclusion come in the form of statistics. As chapter 1 progresses, he cites more and more surveys, polls, and studies …show more content…
3. The main assumption that I came upon in this chapter is the idea that slightly falling book reading rates actually translates to less intelligence. I do not completely agree to the fact that fewer books are being read now (than were twenty years ago) is a direct cause of lower intelligence.
4. In chapter two, Bauerlein states with numerous sources, mainly surveys and his own opinion, that our generation has stopped reading books and it is a direct cause of our lack of intelligence. He uses some of his own opinion to try to prove his point. His opinion is not a great source though as everyone is entitled to their own opinion. He does seem like he is trying to not be biased and