Leftist Generational Politics

Mackubin Thomas Owens, who is a sometime contributor to American Greatness, has written a terrific column at Providence Journal titled, “Celebrity Students Don’t Speak for All of Us” in which he gives young David Hogg his due, and how. More important, however, he makes the excellent point at the end that this leftist generational politics is nothing new. As a veteran of Vietnam, Mac can attest to the ways in which the Left used and abused ignorant (but certain!) young people for its purposes during the 1960s and why it is unfair, and counterproductive, to write off a generation because of it. Read the whole thing.

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About Julie Ponzi

Julie Ponzi is Senior Editor of American Greatness. She holds an M.A. in political philosophy and American politics from the Claremont Graduate University. She was an Earhart Fellow and a Bradley Foundation Fellow while studying at Claremont and also earned a Publius Fellowship from The Claremont Institute. Formerly the Director of Academic Programs at the Claremont Institute, she also taught American politics at Azusa Pacific University. Her writing has appeared in the Claremont Review of Books, The Online Library of Law and Liberty, The Columbus Dispatch, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and The Washington Times. She was also a regular and long-time contributor to the Ashbrook Center's blog, No Left Turns. She lives in California. You can follow her on Twitter at @JuliePonzi