Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Christina Hoff Sommers on Students

This is a little video where Christina Hoff Sommers talks about students today. She claims that students want to avoid argument, but notes that
“They think that will create tension or there’s something wrong with it. Well, if you can’t argue, you can’t think.”
I can understand wanting to avoid conflict, especially unnecessary conflict, and I am not a fan of argument for the sake of argument, but there are some things worth arguing about and some positions worth defending. For some issues silence is not an option.