The Big Ideas of 2009

Generations

Four living generations have set the stage for the political youth of today. (This slideshow is a adapted from a photo spread which appeared in Adbusters #81.)
Photo Credits: (Slide 1, 2 and 3) Martin Parr/Magnum and (Slide 4) Douglas Haddow.
*Generation profiles are based on concepts from The Way We’ll Be: The Zogby Report on the Transformation of the American Dream by John Zogby.

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Anonymous

I think it's insane to lump entire generations into one category when talking about voting behavior. To say the Woodstocks pushed for sexual equality and civil rights AND voted for Bush is a contradiction. And I think it's also absurd to criticize women for using anti-wrinkle creams. I know the guys at Adbusters acknowledge evolution as reality. So why mock this behavior as shallow and immoral when it helps in terms of sexual selection. And I think it's also absurd to say aesthetic is nothing, especially coming from a magazine so heavily dependent on graphic design to market its message.

Anonymous

I think it's insane to lump entire generations into one category when talking about voting behavior. To say the Woodstocks pushed for sexual equality and civil rights AND voted for Bush is a contradiction. And I think it's also absurd to criticize women for using anti-wrinkle creams. I know the guys at Adbusters acknowledge evolution as reality. So why mock this behavior as shallow and immoral when it helps in terms of sexual selection. And I think it's also absurd to say aesthetic is nothing, especially coming from a magazine so heavily dependent on graphic design to market its message.

Anonymous

Somewhat of a challenging and optimistic piece. There is a great deal of antipathy between the younger generations today and their boomer parents. Some have even spoken of the boomers' war on future generations. This article's more balanced approach was refreshing. HEY! FIX THE TYPOS AND REPETITIONS THOUGH! You guys have to proof your online content better.

Anonymous

Somewhat of a challenging and optimistic piece. There is a great deal of antipathy between the younger generations today and their boomer parents. Some have even spoken of the boomers' war on future generations. This article's more balanced approach was refreshing. HEY! FIX THE TYPOS AND REPETITIONS THOUGH! You guys have to proof your online content better.

Anonymous

Globals are making mass population control a reality, the are easily manipulated and just like other stereotyped 'generations' they buy into their own definition out of a manufactured need to fit in.

Anonymous

Globals are making mass population control a reality, the are easily manipulated and just like other stereotyped 'generations' they buy into their own definition out of a manufactured need to fit in.

Anonymous

Have to agree with the comments on the photos. You should try using a professional photographer who understands social issues. These images look like they were pulled from an archive and made to fit. I find it appalling that so little thought is given to the use of images. While you might argue that these fit into the "Deadpan" genre, these shots are so weak that they neither allow much personal interpretation or inspire such.

Anonymous

Have to agree with the comments on the photos. You should try using a professional photographer who understands social issues. These images look like they were pulled from an archive and made to fit. I find it appalling that so little thought is given to the use of images. While you might argue that these fit into the "Deadpan" genre, these shots are so weak that they neither allow much personal interpretation or inspire such.

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