Victor Davis Hanson talks about "The Rise of the Uncouth" in our culture and why it is a bad thing.
He blames the Baby Boomers and I do too.
To a certain extent. Baby Boomers are adults now but once they were childen (most still are) and it is their parent's responsibility to instill good character and values into their children.
So perhaps as much as I love my grandparents, perhaps "The Greatest Generation" weren't so great parents.
I am the child of Baby Boomers and I love them both very much. Yet I have chosen a far more traditional path than they because I miss civility (although I am occassionally rude-see third post down, she started it).