The Vanishing American Adult

Our Coming-Of-Age Crisis—and How to Rebuild a Culture of Self-Reliance

Ben Sasse

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in which Ben Sasse accuses John Dewey of disrupting society's coming-of-age / adult-producing rituals by conceptualizing schools as destinations of cultural formation, rather than tools for parents

Introduction: My Kids "Need" Air Conditioning

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Part I: Our Passivity Problem

One: Stranded in Neverland

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Two: From Little Citizens to Baby Einsteins

Three: More School Isn't Enough

Part II: An Active Program

Postscript: Why This Wasn't a Policy Book

Afterword: If Teddy Roosevelt Spoke to a High School Graduating Class