Political Glossary

May 4, 2009

Here’s an article that, some might say, speaks to our framework of political terminology.

http://www.tnr.com/story_print.html?id=e050da85-7d49-46da-80fc-d9168c0faec7

I imply no support of — or opposition to — the content in a link.

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The Entitled Generation

June 4, 2008

Just came across this entry regarding Hillary’s public persona.

What I found most interesting was the use of the phrase “the most entitled of all generations.” I should tackle this later when I have the time, but I will say that this younger generation (Carter – Reagan births), of which I am a member, will likely have a great deal of political conflict with its parents.

They grew up during a time of incredible economic prosperity, relative peace (despite the cold war), and increasingly available education. They have furthermore presided over an incredibly peaceful, productive, low-inflation era of good feelings. For an entire decade we were at a loss for a major enemy or international issue.

Yet somehow we’re still sitting here addicted to oil, supposedly destroying our upper atmosphere, arguing over health care, waiting for a social security time bomb, with no bases or casinos on the moon.

Thanks, baby-boomers.