The Problem of Perpetual Adolescence

Are adults becoming extinct in America? Not if you look at Census data, but according to Diana West we have become a nation of people obsessed with adolescence. As we do so, she argues, we imperil the fate of western civilization itself. On today’s program, Ms. West joins us for a conversation about her new book, The Death of the Grown-Up: How America’s Arrested Development Is Bringing Down Western Civilization.