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The Graying of the Proletariat

Boomer protest marches aren’t what they used to be.

Sep 10, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 48 • By JONATHAN V. LAST
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By that point a handful of young radicals had found their way over to the assembly. Twelve of them, dressed in black and sporting the tattoos and piercings of their class, gawked at the grownups for a while before plopping down and sitting sullenly on a curb, hunched over their iPhones. After a few minutes one of them, a fat, pimply fellow wearing a pin proclaiming “Marx Was Right,” muttered that they ought to go find a real protest.

 

Jonathan V. Last is a senior writer at The Weekly Standard.

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