Hold Fast

A Blog by Matt Browner Hamlin

Hold Fast - a blog by Matt Browner Hamlin

Entries Tagged as 'Millennials'

The Composition of a Movement

December 30th, 2014 · Comments Off on The Composition of a Movement

Excellent point made by Kaitlyn Dowling at Medium: Though it doesn’t make for good gossipy blog posts, we should be less concerned with the leader of a left-wing movement within the Democratic Party and more concerned with the composition of that group. In the long run, the core of the movement will matter much more […]

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Tags: Millennials · Progressive Infrastructure · Racism

A Millenial loses faith in the Boomer generation

November 14th, 2011 · Comments Off on A Millenial loses faith in the Boomer generation

This piece by Thomas Day in the Washington Post about how the Penn State child sex cover-up is the final straw for one Millenial in terms of his loss of faith in his parents’ generation. It’s incredibly damning, going beyond the failure to protect children to the failure to grow the economy, build our infrastructure, […]

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Tags: Millennials

Understanding the epidemic of Tibetan self-immolations

October 19th, 2011 · Comments Off on Understanding the epidemic of Tibetan self-immolations

Nana Rolland has a piece in the Wall Street Journal which does a good job of contextualizing the political hopelessness Tibetans inside of Tibet are feeling, as evidenced by the nine self-immolations committed by young Tibetans since this spring. Self-immolations can be seen as the tragic and desperate acts of people who do not know […]

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Tags: Millennials · Tibet & China

“Sufficiently Vague”

September 22nd, 2009 · Comments Off on “Sufficiently Vague”

Glenn Greenwald writes: In one important sense, the “tea party” movement is similar to the Obama campaign for “change”:  it stays sufficiently vague and unspecific to enable everyone to read into what they want, so that people with fundamentally irreconcilable views believe they’re part of the same movement. I think this is pretty spot on […]

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Obey the NYT

March 27th, 2008 · Comments Off on Obey the NYT

Today’s New York Times has a piece about how young voters are getting news online, sharing it socially, and avoiding traditional outlets like the six o’clock news in favor of internet outlets for similar information. The Times ties metrics speaking to the voracious consumption of news online by young people to the massive rise of […]

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Tags: Millennials · The Media