• The Emerging Libertarian Nation
Larry Kaplan, City Watch Atheism |Paul Ryan | With a big presidential election coming up, there has been a lot of talk about the mood of the American electorate lately. But it’s all a blip on the radar screen if you take a wider view of American politics and society at the dawning decades of the 21st Century. The underlying social and political dynamics that affect elections today really have their roots in the social revolution of the 1960’s, when the Baby Boomer generation broke free from the shackles of conformity imposed by their Traditionalist Generation parents and grandparents. What we are really seeing is a generational shift toward libertarianism that did not suddenly appear with the Vice-Presidential candidacy of “Ayn Randian” Congressman Paul Ryan, but with the ascendance of the Boomers in the late 60's, and continues with their offspring.