Comment 38487

By schmadrian (registered) | Posted February 27, 2010 at 13:17:37

Interesting piece...except that for these eyes, there's little insight being offered. 'Youth' has always been so regarded, going back at least as far as the 'invention' of the teenager. (No, it's not as old a concept as most everyone wants to believe.) But then each generation wants to believe that it's the most beleaguered ever, that it's got the most credence where being aggrieved and mistreated is concerned. The 50s, 60s, 70s surely all had their own manifestations of what's being presented here in this editorial; generational 'alienation' seems to be something handed down just as surely as genetic traits are.

My, oh my; where would we be without all this angst...?

As for Mac, here's a recently offered quote regarding the university and its relation to the downtown: "I do think it stinks that McMaster has made no investment at all in downtown Hamilton, apart from that dollar-a-year lease of the old courthouse. The health and image of Hamilton should be important to Mac, in terms of attracting students and profs, but they've shown zero commitment to the core so far."

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