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The Resource The vanishing American adult : our coming-of-age crisis--and how to rebuild a culture of self-reliance, Ben Sasse

The vanishing American adult : our coming-of-age crisis--and how to rebuild a culture of self-reliance, Ben Sasse

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The vanishing American adult : our coming-of-age crisis--and how to rebuild a culture of self-reliance
Title
The vanishing American adult
Title remainder
our coming-of-age crisis--and how to rebuild a culture of self-reliance
Statement of responsibility
Ben Sasse
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Language
eng
Summary
  • America's youth are in crisis. Raised by well-meaning but overprotective parents and coddled by well-meaning but misbegotten government programs, they are ill-equipped to survive in our highly-competitive global economy. Many of the coming-of-age rituals that have defined the American experience since the Founding -- learning the value of working with your hands, leaving home to start a family, becoming economically self-reliant -- are being delayed or skipped altogether. The statistics are daunting: 30% of college students drop out after the first year, and only 4 in 10 graduate. One in three 18-to-34 year-olds live with their parents. From these disparate phenomena, Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse who as president of a Midwestern college observed the trials of this generation up close, sees an existential threat to the American way of life. In The Vanishing American Adult, Sasse diagnoses the causes of a generation that can't grow up and offers a path for raising children to become active and engaged citizens. He identifies core formative experiences that all young people should pursue: hard work to appreciate the benefits of labor, travel to understand deprivation and want, the power of reading, the importance of nurturing your body -- and explains how parents can encourage them. Our democracy depends on responsible, contributing adults to function properly -- without them America falls prey to populist demagogues. A call to arms, The Vanishing American Adult will ignite a much-needed debate about the link between the way we're raising our children and the future of our country. - Publisher
  • Citing how over-protected youth are ill-equipped to handle the demands of the real world, a guide to raising self-reliant young adults explains how to revive core formative experiences to create responsible, active, and engaged citizens. --Publisher
Summary
In The Vanishing American Adult, Sasse diagnoses the causes of a generation that can't grow up and offers a path for raising children to become active and engaged citizens. He identifies core formative experiences that all young people should pursue: hard work to appreciate the benefits of labor, travel to understand deprivation and want, the power of reading, the importance of nurturing your body--and explains how parents can encourage them
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10561825
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TEFOD
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Sasse, Benjamin E.,
Dewey number
305.240973
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ799.97.U5
LC item number
S27 2017eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Adulthood
  • Young adults
  • Self-reliance
  • Adulthood
  • Self-reliance
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Life Stages / Teenagers
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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our coming-of-age crisis--and how to rebuild a culture of self-reliance
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The vanishing American adult : our coming-of-age crisis--and how to rebuild a culture of self-reliance, Ben Sasse
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier.
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Stranded in Neverland -- From little citizens to baby Einsteins -- More school isn't enough -- Flee age segregation -- Embrace work pain -- Consume less -- Travel to see -- Build a bookshelf -- Make America an idea again -- Postscript: why this wasn't a policy book -- Afterword: Teddy Roosevelt, from the grave to twitter
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ocn987436903
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First edition.
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1 online resource (306 pages)
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online
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9781250114419
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remote
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9107E5F2-3CA2-445B-94C3-F295D349F0ED
Label
The vanishing American adult : our coming-of-age crisis--and how to rebuild a culture of self-reliance, Ben Sasse
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Stranded in Neverland -- From little citizens to baby Einsteins -- More school isn't enough -- Flee age segregation -- Embrace work pain -- Consume less -- Travel to see -- Build a bookshelf -- Make America an idea again -- Postscript: why this wasn't a policy book -- Afterword: Teddy Roosevelt, from the grave to twitter
Control code
ocn987436903
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (306 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781250114419
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
9107E5F2-3CA2-445B-94C3-F295D349F0ED

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