September 22, 2005

My First Bleg: The Younger Generation

A reader asks,

I'm writing out of desperation and hope that your extensive reading will benefit my research for an upcoming speech. I am looking for the letter, forward or script that read like an admonition of the 60s youth. It went on to say things like: "the next generation will never rise to the challenges we just faced in Europe. They're consumed wholly by their own endeavors, music and dancing. They are lazy, slovenly and uninterested in world politics..." Then, only at the end do you realize it is written by a WW I veteran lamenting the weak moral fiber of the (soon to be) greatest generation. Do you where I could find the above (albeit loosely para-phrased) text? Thanks for any and all help you can provide.

I recall reading such a piece, more than once, but I've no idea where; probably
on-line somewhere. It quite possibly wandered through my e-mail box in some
bygone era. Does anybody out there remember more about this than I do?

Posted by Will Duquette at September 22, 2005 05:06 PM