December 11, 2004

My Generation

"My generation, which overhauled civil rights, shoved a president from office and stopped the war in Vietnam, was full of a sense of our own power." -- Carol Pogash in today's NYT Arts pages, reviewing Robert Stone's "Guerrilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst".

Full of a sense of self-importance, too, I'll bet, not to mention self-righteousness (and here I was thinking the Kennedy / Johnson "generation" also had something to do with overhauling civil rights. My bad). And didn't My Generation actually invent peace, love, and understanding? Or am I wrong here, too?

"My generation" (not quite mine, though), also started a war or two in Iraq, no?


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