The Worstest Generation?

The Baby Boomers (those born between 1946 and 1964) like to take credit for ending the Vietnam War and Nixon Administration and civilizing the United States through their work in the women’s and environmental movements in the 1970s. A more complete and historical analysis, though, tells the story of this “generation of sociopaths,” according to writer Bruce Gibney, who argues that this uniquely narcissistic and short-sighted nature is responsible for the social and economic policies that have brought our nation and planet to the brink of collapse. Amos and Ex discuss–let the Oedipal jokes fly, haters–connecting the Boomers to neoliberal economics, climate change, our crumbling of public infrastructure and education system, and the dismantling of social solidarity and American democracy generally.

 

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