Most of us came of age in the last half of the 20th century and had our perceptions of “normal” formed in that era. It was, all things considered, an unusually happy period. No world wars, no Great Depressions, fewer civil wars, fewer plagues.
"This Century Is Broken" is from the February 20, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by David Brooks and narrated by Caroline Miller.