It's not OK to attack boomers in a generational culture war

Generations are pretty bogus. The labels we use to casually slice up society - boomer, millennial, Gen X, Gen Z - are a nearly useless way of thinking about politics, culture or business in the United States.

The very idea that tens of millions of people across different classes and races and geographies might hold similar views on a range of subjects just because they happened to be born during the same 20-year span of US history - the whole thing sounds a bit too much like astrology, doesn't it?

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 08, 2019, with the headline 'It's not OK to attack boomers in a generational culture war'. Print Edition | Subscribe