Generation Qualude

Thomas Friedman, author of the , wrote an interesting op-ed piece in today’s New York Times. He adds to the generational alphabet soup by entitling his piece “Generation Q.”

I just spent the past week visiting several colleges — Auburn, the University of Mississippi, Lake Forest and Williams — and I can report that the more I am around this generation of college students, the more I am both baffled and impressed.

I am impressed because they are so much more optimistic and idealistic than they should be. I am baffled because they are so much less radical and politically engaged than they need to be.

The Internet Might Be Rotten but Your Neighborhood Doesn’t Have to Be

To those who have emailed me: I assure you that I am very much alive. I did not die in a tragic base jumping accident, I was not kidnapped by a Marxist rebel group and I have not (yet) been indicted by the Feds for racketeering and money laundering. I’ve just been really, really busy in First Life. But I figured it was time to put together a post just to keep my blogging skills alive, so without further delay…


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