Friday, May 30, 2008

Boomer Angst

I'm already on record as not being particularly a fan of my own Baby Boomer generation. We're a bunch of Peter Pans; we've never wanted to grow up and, despite our balding heads and bulging bellies, we never have. I break out in a cold sweat in the middle of the night when I contempate that fact that Boomers are running both my church and my country, and generally making a mess of both.

Fellow-Boomer Victor Davis Hanson, whom I am not familiar with but who apparently writes for National Review, has rather lucidly explicated the failings of our generation here. (Hat tip to T19.) Read it and weep.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Having met Professor Hansen once in my lifetime as he signed his book Carnage & Culture for me some 5 years ago and have listened to a lecture he gave here in Fresno at the University where he teaches, I have to say that he is spot on and says it quite plainly in no vague terms. He has a wonderful gift of being able to seperate the truth from the fiction and putting all the facts into a collective whole that gives clarity. I highly recommend any of his books for a good summers read.
ODC

us300 said...

Wow! I really enjoyed that, hope that others agree also.

frcartercroft said...

For trivia buffs,Victor Hansen was a consultant for the blockbuster movie "300".

It's Their Fault said...

I also liked this article. I think the boomers had it so good that they became complacent politically. Since they had no pressing political concerns, a culture of voting on wedge issues and against traditional political interests emerged. Hopefully that will change now that things aren’t so rosy anymore...

Anonymous said...

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