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Response to lovemydog (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 09:13 PM

14. One of my

favorite parts of today was the ride to the store and back. It's a little over an hour, each way. The entire time, my son was asking me questions about Nixon and Watergate, and some related issues like LBJ and Cuba. He's a student at SUNY-Binghamton, and employed (currently "part-time" in social work. Of course, it's not the first time we've discussed Nixon et al. But it was a blast -- I love hearing the younger generation's take on people like Nixon.

I told him that my father, a good FDR Democrat, disliked Nixon. Yet, he was horrified by Watergate -- that a US president would be so criminal. For me, it was confirmation of what I thought of "the system." My son said that his generation tends to think, "that's just the way the system is." He said that an increasing number of them are concluding that the current system is unacceptable (in large part, due to huge student loans). I think his generation will improve upon the advances made in the 1960s and early '70s.

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