27 May 2010

Here's One We Can Squarely Pin On The Baby-Boomers

This is something that the rest of us noticed over a decade ago. But its good to see the NY Times finally realize it ...

NY Times: 2010’s Debates Still Trapped in the 1960s

Why then ... is our political debate so stuck in a moment it cannot get out of? In part, it is probably because so many of the Americans most engaged in politics — as well as those who run campaigns and comment endlessly on them — are old enough to remember Altamont.

It is your classic self-fulfilling prophecy: the more the ’60s generation dominates the political discourse, the less that discourse engages younger voters, and the longer the boomers hold sway over our politics.

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