Won’t Get Fooled Again: Malcolm Harris’s “Kids These Days: Human Capital and the Making of Millennials”
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THE WORD “millennial” was first pressed into service as a noun in 1991 by William Strauss and Neil Howe in their book, Generations: The History of America’s Future, 1584 to 2069. (Strauss had, by the time of the book’s publication already left an indelible mark on American culture: in 1981, he helped to found The Capitol Steps, the live performance troupe that delivers light political satire through mildly bawdy musical parodies drawn from the American songbook — e.g., “Papa’s Got a Bra...
Last March marked the 10th anniversary of my mother’s death. Her short life was difficult, and she was, too; still, I was devoted to her. Inconsolable losses eventually take the form of ordinary pains, like joints that ache when a storm is coming, but sometimes I’m caught by surprise. This year, feeling stranded in my grief and sadness made for a long winter and a hard spring.
Even as the days lengthened, I felt unreachable. It was as if I’d waited for a tide that, commanded by some physics o...
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