Gene Healy on Obama's Commencement Speech

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There's a specter haunting America's youth, President Obama warned in his commencement address to Ohio State University graduates Sunday—the specter of "cynicism." In Obama's account, writes Gene Healy, sinister (but unnamed) "voices" have been busily corrupting the once-idealistic Generation Y with a siren song of "creeping cynicism" toward ambitious new federal crusades. They'll even "warn that tyranny is always lurking just around the corner. You should reject these voices."

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