A Comparative Book Review of “The Way We’ll Be” and “The Dumbest Generation”

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A Comparative Book Review of "The Way We'll Be" and "The Dumbest Generation"
Introduction
This comparative book review will examine the respective theses and content of two recently published books about American society and culture, both of which focus upon the characteristics of the younger generation and its potential impact on America’s future. The Way We'll Be: The Zogby Report on the Transformation of the American Dream, which was written by veteran pollster John Zogby and published in 2008 by Random House, will be compared and contrasted with The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future (Or, Don't Trust Anyone Under 30), which was written by Mark Bauerlein and published by...
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Zogby emphasizes positive aspects of the younger generation such as
their belief in multiculturalism, tolerance and inclusiveness, while Bauerlein emphasizes negative aspects of youth culture such as its disregard for education and learning, lack of interest in history, current events and political issues, and obsessive use of digital technology, which in his view is stupefying young people and jeopardizing our future.
Bibliography
Bauerlein, Mark. (2009). The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future(Or, Don't Trust Anyone Under 30). New York: Tarcher Press.
Zogby, John. (2008). The Way We'll Be: The Zogby Report on the Transformation of the American Dream. New York: Random House.