My notion that the generation of my grandparents, the 'greatest generation' somehow rubbed off making the 'boomer generation' nearly as great, was recently destroyed. All it took was a single book titled 'The Men and Women Who Promised Freedom but Delivered Disaster' penned by Helen Andrews.
While I lick my wounds, Kay M. Hymowitz read the book and wrote an interesting review for City Journal. I think you'll enjoy it.
Read the essay here.