Actually, not a bad article.
I think the problem goes a lot farther back than the author does.
The intellectual leaders of our society have spent the last 200 years, and most especially the last 50 years, telling us there is nothing worth believing in.
Maybe they have just finally got their point across.
The author is quite correct, however, that this is a pose only for those who are insulated from reality. Very few people successfully maintain a pose of irony when stranded in the desert without water.
You are right Sherman Logan. —Seinfeld described his generation as being about ‘Nothing’- except you said it better....
It is a good article, isn’t it? I could see this starting in 1990, but like you said, she may have been too young. But it’s nice to see what is probably a liberal suddenly sensing a light bulb over her head.
Right on. This is what happens when nothing is sacred, when life has no value.
I came across this quote yesterday in a Cormac McCarthy novel: In the end we shall all of us be only what we have made of God.