There was no generational war, so journalists invented one

A moment I captured in May 2018 when Austinites across the community came out to celebrate Richard Overton’s birthday, who was then the world’s oldest living World War II veteran at 112. Overton passed away that December.

Discord between Americans is already competently being sown by national media outlets across racial, gender and class lines. Belonging to one or another either places one on the right or wrong side of history. Another dividing line has become age. A New York Times article published recently claims the beginning of a generational conflict, but that exists to no discernibly greater extent…



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