… It sounds almost too good to be true: Leftist professors who came of age protesting the Vietnam War are disgusted and shocked—shocked!—by the pro-war views of many of their students. …
What’s truly pathetic about these nostalgic lefty profs is that they’re out of sync not only with their students’ views, but also with their own generation. The most shocking thing about this week’s Washington Post/ABC poll is that the age group with the highest level of support for the war in Iraq (87 percent!) is the 45 to 54-year-old set. That’s the same baby boomer group most of the professors in the New York Times story no doubt belong to. Even the baby boomers are pro-war!
As those Vietnam-era protesters might have said: The times, they are a-changin’.”