It’s being heralded as the most conservative generation since 1945.
One reason, according to Charlie Peters, a member of that generation in Great Britain, is their love of freedom. Not long ago, that impulse led young people to embrace the causes of the Left. But now the Left is associated with suppressing freedom.
Now that Generation-Zs are entering the university, they are chafing against the Leftist establishment’s rejection of free speech. These young people, Peters observes, grew up on the internet and social media where people can hold any position and say whatever they want. So when they come to the university with its speech codes and taboo ideas, they don’t like it. So they are becoming conservatives. [Read more…]