Moderate-conservative columnist David Brooks of The New York Times took it upon himself today to EXPLAIN how NSA leaker Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old, is somewhat representative  of an alienated generation:


Though thoughtful, morally engaged and deeply committed to his beliefs, he appears to be a product of one of the more unfortunate trends of the age: the atomization of society, the loosening of social bonds, the apparently growing share of young men in their 20s who are living technological existences in the fuzzy land between their childhood institutions and adult family commitments.


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Moderate-conservative columnist David Brooks of The New York Times took it upon himself today to EXPLAIN how NSA leaker Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old, is somewhat representative  of an alienated generation:

Though thoughtful, morally engaged and deeply committed to his beliefs, he appears to be a product of one of the more unfortunate trends of the age: the atomization of society, the loosening of social bonds, the apparently growing share of young men in their 20s who are living technological existences in the fuzzy land between their childhood institutions and adult family commitments.

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