Quotation by John Dos Passos

It is a most curious experience for a man of seventy-two to be confronted with the greenhorn enthusiasms of his youth. Young people think they are so smart. Alas the doctrines they spout with such fervor turn out to be mostly parroted from their elders.
John Dos Passos (1896–1970), U.S. novelist, poet, playwright, painter. One Man's Initiation: 1917. Cornell University Press (1969).

Introduction by the author written in the context of political disturbances relating to the Vietnam War.
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