By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN
Published: October 10, 2007
Generation Q may be too quiet, too online, for its own good, and for the country’s own good.
I just spent the past week visiting several colleges — Auburn, the University of Mississippi, Lake Forest and Williams — and I can report that the more I am around this generation of college students, the more I am both baffled and impressed. I am impressed because they are so much more optimistic and idealistic than they should be. I am baffled because they are so much less radical and politically engaged than they need to be.