"We are the generation that changed everything. Of all the eras and epochs of Americans, ours is the one that made the biggest impression—on ourselves. That's an important accomplishment, because we're the generation that created the self, made the firmament of the self, divided the light of the self from the darkness of the self, and said, 'Let there be self.'"
That's how P.J. O'Rourke describes his generation - 75 million strong - in "The Baby Boom: How It Got That Way…And It Wasn't My Fault…And I'll Never Do It Again." While skewering boomers just a bit, O'Rourke also credits them with making the world a much better place.
Whether or not you're one of them, how do you see the batch born between 1946 and 1964? What did they get right and what could have been better?
PJ O’Rourke, journalist and author of “The Baby Boom: How It Got That Way” (Atlantic Monthly Press, 2014)