“Pretty to Think So”

This is an article by Sinmeyer posted on Twitter user @Weimerica ‘s blog As Above, So Below comparing the Millenial Generation (my own) to the Lost Generation. Very interesting reading, as is the rest of the blog.

In his 2010 book Ill Fares the Land, the late historian Tony Judt laments the fate of the “millennial” generation, burdened with debt, war, and vanishing opportunities beyond short-term desultory labor. Here, Judt makes a striking comparison- or striking enough that I jotted it down:

The last time a cohort of young people expressed comparable frustration at the emptiness of their lives and the dispiriting purposelessness of their world was in the 1920s. It is not by chance that historians speak of a “lost generation.”

Read the rest here

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