Thanks "Mad Men" But You're Not My Heroes

Thanks "Mad Men" But You're Not My Heroes

This buzz about MAD MEN is symptomatic of America’s nostalgia streak… \while we insist we are a Carpe Diem culture, we love to look back…it’s a reassuring way of telling ourselves that we are not alone in this world, but rather a link in the necklace of time…and so the periodic affection for times past [eg. the Jazz Age of the 1920s, the Happy Days of the 1950s, the Fury Times of the 1960s]….but are the 1940s so long ago that we can forget the title that generation earned with its courage in face of a Great Depression at home & a Great War abroad…..they have been called “The Greatest Generation” because we will not likely see their kind again….so yes, the spirit of cool + rebellion from the 1960s stands out,but every paid-up home and white cross in the land stands in silent proud testimony to the millions of un-heralded grandparents and great-grandparents with whom we just shared Easter…did everyone remember to say “thanks”?

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