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Vanishing American Adult:
In an era of safe spaces, trigger warnings, and an unprecedented election, the country's youth are in crisis.
Senator Ben Sasse warns the nation about the existential threat to America's future.
Raised by well-meaning
but overprotective parents and coddled by well-meaning but misbegotten government programs, America's youth 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.
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.
About the Author
U.S. Senator Ben Sasse is
a fifth-generation Nebraskan. The son of a football and wrestling coach, he attended public school in Fremont, Neb., and spent
his summers working soybean and corn fields. He was recruited to wrestle at Harvard before attending Oxford and later earning
a Ph.D. in American history from Yale. Prior to the Senate, Sasse spent five years as president of Midland University back
in his hometown. As perhaps the only commuting family in the U.S. Senate, Ben and his wife, Melissa, live in Nebraska but
are homeschooling their three children as they commute weekly back and forth to Washington, DC.