Susan Jacoby says we are in her book ‘The Age of American Unreason’. She argues her point in this article in the Washington Post. She’s ready to come on to the programme on Monday to talk about her views.
Ms Jacoby talks specifically about America, but is it a global phenomenon? A recent study by the University College London suggests that the younger generation lacks the analytical skills necessary to process large amounts of information.
Some experts worry that the standard of education in the West is falling behind many Asian countries, particularly in maths and science.
Unconvinced? Here’s an example of a maths problem set by the Chinese education authority for entry level university students.
If you’re in America, do you agree with Susan Jacoby? Are people in your country getting less intelligent? If so, why is it happening?