December 1, 2013
'The Boomer Bust'
Satirist P.J. O'Rourke has a new book out on baby boomers and what they have wrought in America. O'Rourke based this Wall Street Journal article on the book, and if this is any indication of what's in it, I hope Santa puts it under the tree for me this year. We should have had a cooler name, the way the Lost Generation did. Except good luck to anybody who tries to tell us to get lost. Anyway, it's too late now. We're stuck with being forever described as exploding infants. And maybe it's time, now that we've splattered ourselves all over the place, for the baby boom to look back and think. "What made us who we are?" "And what caused us to act the way we do?" "And WTF?" Because the truth is, if we hadn't decided to be young forever, we'd be old. The youngest baby boomers, born in the last year when anybody thought it was hip to like Lyndon Johnson, are turning 50....(Read Full Post)