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P.J. O’Rourke is a reformed baby boomer – The baby-boom generation was born between 1946 and 1964

Gary Anderson, a retired Marine Corps colonel writes in the Washington Post… P.J. O’Rourke is a reformed baby boomer. In his latest offering, he turns his satirical wit on his own generation. His observations and analysis are, by turns, insightful and hilarious.

The baby-boom generation was born between 1946 and 1964. Mr. O’Rourke divides us into four classes, ranging from freshmen to seniors. Being born in the late 1940s, the author himself is a senior as are Bill and Hillary Clinton. So am I

How It Got That Way… And It Wasn’t My Fault… And I’ll Never Do It Again.

The author maintains that our generation’s greatest talent is bloviating “bull crap.” He actually employs another word that starts with bull, but I can’t use it in a family newspaper.

Speaking of bloviating, Barack Obama is a freshman, having been born in 1961 near the end of the boom. Interestingly enough, very few of our generation’s idols were boomers. John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Jerry Garcia and Jane Fonda were born before 1946. To our credit, Charles Manson was not a boomer, but most of his followers were. Read ON

Gary Anderson, a retired Marine Corps colonel who served with the State Department in Iraq and Afghanistan, is an adjunct professor at George Washington University.

Former disco-bunnies, drop-outs, and dope-heads, the baby-boomers pulled down the Berlin wall, put their faith in the Kyoto Accord, and triggered the global financial crisis. Find out what on earth has been happening in an evening with the funniest man alive.