What the Greatest Generation had that the Covid generation lacks

From WWII to Covid-19, Americans have always been slow to make sacrifices, says historian Nicole Hemmer; she debunks as myth the nostalgia today for the Greatest Generation's response to wartime privation. Americans are no more selfish in 2020...

What the Greatest Generation had that the Covid generation lacks
From WWII to Covid-19, Americans have always been slow to make sacrifices, says historian Nicole Hemmer; she debunks as myth the nostalgia today for the Greatest Generation's response to wartime privation. Americans are no more selfish in 2020 than they were in the 1940s, she contends; the difference between the two moments is about national leadership, not national character.