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Generation Snowflake: how we train our kids to be censorious cry-babies

If today’s students believe that hearing a dissenting opinion can kill them, it’s because we taught them to think like that

4 June 2016

9:00 AM

4 June 2016

9:00 AM

Another week, another spate of barmy campus bans and ‘safe space’ shenanigans by a new breed of hyper–sensitive censorious youth. At Oxford University, law students are now officially notified when the content of a lecture might upset them. In Cambridge, there were calls for an Africa-themed end-of-term dinner to be cancelled just in case it caused offence to someone somewhere.

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Claire Fox is the director of the Institute of Ideas, and author of I Find That Offensive!


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