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EARLY ACCESS AND UNCUT: The Coddling of the American mind comes to life

I spoke to the director of the just released Coddling of the American Mind documentary, Ted Balaker

We are told Gen Z is plagued with mental health problems — deathly afraid of disagreement, life, Donald Trump, one another… What is going on? Is the younger generation’s mental health crisis real? If so, is there a resolution?

You likely all read (or at least heard about) Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt’s game-changing book, “The Coddling of the American Mind.” Now the book is coming to life in documentary form. Directed by Ted Balaker, the film follows five twenty-somethings who entered college with high hopes only to be confronted with identity politics, social media hysteria, and cancel culture, leading the students to face anxiety, depression, and fear.

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is trying something new, and will be the first-ever "Substack presents" feature documentary, so it will be released exclusively on Substack on Feb 22.

I spoke with

about the film and some of the stories featured in the film, and how they managed to break free from the anxiety-inducing politics of elite, woke universities and politicized social media culture.

The video version of this interview has been made available in full and for early access to paid subscribers only. An edited version of the audio will be made available to the public at a later date.

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