FWS 5 - Andy Ahart Anthony Reed Eng. 158.9 Generation Q?...

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Andy Ahart Anthony Reed Eng. 158.9 Generation Q? The article ‘Generation Q’, by Thomas L. Friedman, is based on Friedman’s opinion that that the new generation of college students is far less active politically than in the past. Generation Q, as Friedman coins it, means ‘The Quiet Americans’; and just as the definition means, he views this new generation as being quiet and not protesting political or social reforms. He is giving an argument that the new generation is less influential and makes fewer differences than they can and should be making. Friedman’s observation is that technology is drastically affecting the way that ‘Generation Q’ makes a difference in the world through activism. He tells of his travels to the college campuses of Auburn University, the University of Mississippi, and Lake Forest and Williams. When Friedman puts mention of his journey to these campuses, he is trying to give the impression that his study has an empirical basis, and thus hopes to strengthen his argument. He makes the comment ‘One of the things I feared most after 9/11 — that my daughters would not be able to travel the world with the same carefree
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