Legacies: Class Report: The Talk of the Town: The New Yorker
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Roger Angell reflects on the events of Tuesday night and thinks of an old college classmate...
He died in 1975, at the age of fifty-three. He and I belong to what has sometimes been called “the Greatest Generation.” If most of us have felt uncomfortable about the honor, it may be because we’ve known that in some ways we haven’t been all that great. The election of Barack Obama as President could mean that all of us in the United States belong to the Greatest Generation now, and though this astounding event seems to have happened all of a sudden, for some people my age it wasn’t soon enough.