PEACE IS AN XCELLENT ADVENTURE

IN THE ABSENCE OF WAR, A GENERATION FINDS ITS PLACE IN THE WORLD

It's hard to judge a generation by its statistics. Five years ago, my generation was a group of overstuffed slackers; today we're Gordon Gekkos. An unlikely transformation. But there's at least one statistic that resonates: more of us are taking a full five years to get through college. Most of the country's parents look at this as a sort of slacker ritual--the obligatory year of mosh pitting, coffee drinking and Kerouac reading before graduation. But there's another way to regard that extra year: as a peace dividend. A generation ago, in the midst of the Vietnam War, the idea of a...

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