writes some important reflections on recent events--events that in Prager's estimation demonstrate the "wussification" of American culture. Are we becoming a nation that lives in the grasp of fear and organizes itself around the principles of risk-aversion? And is it true that there is a generation gap like the one he sees between those over 40 and those under it? I'm exactly on the fault line so maybe I qualify as a disinterested party in that last part of the debate. I'm going to say that he is more right than wrong. I think it is true that those under 40 grew up in a different (and weaker) kind of America than those over it did. Unless and until we understand that, I think we're going to continue to be inadequate to the challenges that face us and, unfortunately, we may prove to be incapable of the real meaning of self-government. Time to woman up, America.
UPDATE: The Wall Street Journal
picks up on this theme today in an above the fold promo dragging you to the Lifestyle section of the paper.
2:58 PM / January 4, 2011