6 Things I Learned From Fareed Zakaria’s Piece About Millennials

Do you have a favorite thought leader? I do: Fareed Zakaria—CNN host, Time editor-at-large, “the most influential foreign policy adviser of his generation,” and the author of at least one “relentlessly intelligent book.”

Zakaria has an essay about millennials in this month’s issue of the Atlantic. It’s a great piece. You should check it out. It really bowled me over. Here, in no particular order, are six things I learned from reading it.

In Defense of Fareed Zakaria

Fareed Zakaria

Just as some journalists have come to admire the Clinton family because, and not in spite, of the total lack of integrity apparent in their careers, so I have come to admire the writings of Fareed Zakaria because, and not in spite, of the total absence of shame manifest in their composition. His latest, slender effort, In Defense of a Liberal Education, made it to #6 on the New York Times bestseller list, and as I write, resides at #1 on Amazon in the categories of both “political science” and “education.”