Yes, there is some overgeneralization and no, I wouldn’t want to use the expression “know-nothings,” but there’s a lot to be said for this article by Patrick Deneen. It’s like a brief version of C.S. Lewis’ “Abolition of Man” for 21st-century education. A key paragraph:
Regardless of major or course of study, the main object of modern education is to sand off remnants of any cultural or historical specificity and identity that might still stick to our students, to make them perfect company men and women for a modern polity and economy that penalizes deep commitments. Efforts first to foster appreciation for “multi-culturalism” signaled a dedication to eviscerate any particular cultural inheritance, while the current fad of “diversity” signals thoroughgoing commitment to de-cultured and relentless homogenization.
Hat tip: Albert Mohler