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Author and Emory University professor emeritus Mark Bauerlein sat down with ACTA’s Michael Poliakoff to talk about his new book, “The Dumbest Generation Grows Up: From Stupefied Youth to Dangerous Adults.”  Bauerlein has publicly argued that the lack of general civics knowledge by millennials poses a threat to America’s political and social institutions. He previously worked as a director of Research and Analysis at the National Endowment for the Arts, where he oversaw studies about culture and American life, including the much discussed Reading at Risk: A Survey of Literary Reading in America.

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