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For or Against the Thesis of "The Dumbest Generation" by Mark Bauerlein
Journalism & Communication
Pages 6 (1506 words)
(Student’s Name) (Professor) (Subject) (Date) An Argument for the Thesis of “The Dumbest Generation” by Mark Bauerlein The last fifty years have seen tremendous technological and scientific development leading to a digital revolution. The digital age that we live in today has made life easier.
This was supposed to be a boon to the mankind, but is slowly turning out to be a bane. Lately, many researchers and experts have raised doubts over the positive impact of these technologies. One such argument is raised by Mark Bauerlein (2009) in his book “The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future (Or, Don't Trust Anyone Under 30)”. The main thesis of the book is clearly stated in its subtitle: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future (Or, Don't Trust Anyone Under 30). Bauerlein (2009) argues that the Millennials (generation born in 1980’s and 1990’s: age group of 12 – 30 years) have access to more technology and information than any other generation in the past, but they fail miserably to use that technology and information. They have failed to use the advents of the digital age to expand their knowledge and skills. Instead, the digital age seems to have contracted their knowledge and skills. This paper is an agreement with the above thesis and is aimed at proving the thesis right. The paper argues for the thesis of the book: “The Dumbest Generation”. The argument is supported by the numerous peer-reviewed articles. ...
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