Show Notes

A discussion of The Coddling of the American Mind, just published this month, with the authors Greg Lukianoff and Jon Haidt. Greg Lukianoff is director of Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE). Jon Haidt is a founder of Heterodox Academy and professor of ethical leadership at NYU’s Stern school.



The history behind the Coddling article 1:59
Greg’s battle with depression 6:15
Nietzsche or Stoic views of pain 9:00
The untruth of good and evil people 12:20
Is no one truly evil? 18:16
Solutions 20:09
Is Jon hopeful? 24:20


Books and Article Mentioned In This Episode:

The Coddling of the American Mind by Greg Lukianoff and Jon Haidt

The Worry Cure: Seven Steps to Stop Worry from Stopping You by Robert Leahy

Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy by David Burns

Antifragile: Things That Gain From Disorder by Nassim Taleb

The Lies That Bind: Rethinking Identity by Kwame Anthony Appiah

Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations by Amy Chua

People of the Lie: The Hope for Healing Human Evil by M. Scott Peck

Does Our Cultural Obsession With Safety Spell the Downfall of Democracy? by Thomas Chatterton Williams


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