I’ll start with an apology.It's his inflated sense of what he and his fellow students did in 1974, and then failed to do afterwords; and then the feeling he has to apologize for it all. Anyone who feels they need to apologize as spokesperson for an entire generation has an oversized ego that befuddles all of their thinking.
When I graduated from college in 1974, my fellow students and I had just ended the war in Vietnam and ousted President Nixon. Okay, that’s not quite true. Yes, the war did end and yes, Nixon did resign in disgrace – but maybe there were larger forces at play.
Either way, we entered the real world committed to making it a better, safer, cleaner, more equal place. We were determined not to repeat the mistakes of our predecessors. We had seen the horrors and futility of war and smelled the stench of corruption in government.
Our children, we vowed, would never know that.
So, well, sorry. It wasn’t supposed to be this way.
Problem with Sulzberger is he injects his fake guilt and false duty to recompense through the whole media.