Now Playing at Welcome to the Dumbest Generation


In his provocative new book The Dumbest Generation, Mark Bauerlein argues that "the digital age stupefies young Americans and jeopardizes our future" by turning out hyper-networked kids who can track each other's every move with ease but are largely ignorant of history, economics, culture, and other subjects he believes are prerequisites for meaningful civic participation.

Bauerlein talked with's Nick Gillespie in June. To watch the approximately eight-minute interview, and to see Bauerlein's answers to questions from the home version of Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?, click here.