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Sunday, July 02, 2006

In Canada: rejecting the Boomer label

"...By the time we got out of college, the mood had changed. The global economy was deep into recession, a new cynicism was in the air and we Shadows were ill-prepared for it. Love was suddenly no longer the answer: Sexual experimentation meant death, divorce was commonplace and believer holdouts in the possibilities of social change were saps. Bored with reading The Whole Earth Catalogue and growing sprouts, the boomers decided to cash out, trading in their Birkenstocks for BMWs. Need I go on?...

"The Shadow Generation"
Toronto Globe and Mail (Canada)

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