The Greatest Generation

The Greatest Generation:

that cohort of Americans who eluded most of the deprivations of the Depression, grew fat in the affluence of the postwar years, and then preached hedonism and truancy to the baby-boom generation, which has taken the blame ever since. Great Ones, we salute you.

    -Louis Menand, “Acid Redux: The life and high times of Timothy Leary” in The New Yorker, 2006-06-26

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