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Is this generation great?

Is this generation great?

At 89 Harry Leslie Smith looks back on his youth during the last great depression and back to the present to examine his fear of its repetition. 'Perhaps this is the price or curse of advanced age – to witness a timid present unfit to face either its future, or its past mistakes'.

Is this generation great?
Is this generation great? (rough sketch)
Is this generation great? (page layout)