Search Results for: Christopher Cuomo and Hans Riemer

Mar
01
1997

The Generation Gambit

The Right's Imaginary Rift Between Young and Old

What have the media taught us about Generation X? We know that the age of first marriage is higher than ever before. (True.) Wages are down more than 20 percent from the early 1970s. (True.) Young people see old people as the enemy. Whoops! The media have been duped by a clever campaign whose intention is to get rid of those nasty Social Security programs. Perhaps the idea of "generational warfare" was too good a story to question. Whatever the reason, the media have turned an ideological assertion into conventional wisdom—and in the process have distorted the political voice of […]