Society

Getting Change and Progress into Perspective

It’s said that every generation has misgivings about the next. I know I do. It’s probably a natural part of growing older. Not only do the young seem younger than ever before, but those in charge, those now in their forties and fifties, seem, in ways both mysterious and self-evident, to be not quite up to the job. Logically speaking, of course, this must be an illusion. If it were true, the world would long ago have collapsed in a demoralised heap. Each generation intrigues and irritates the one before it, but (common sense tells us) will be at least…

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