United States: New kids on the stump

Millennials and Zoomers see a different world role for America and are starting to demand it, writes Daniel Strieff

The World Today Published 1 August 2021 Updated 30 July 2021 3 minute READ

Daniel Strieff

Author of ‘Jimmy Carter and the Middle East: The Politics of Presidential Diplomacy’

Young Americans are more diverse, less nationalistic and enjoy greater global connectivity than previous generations

When a youthful contender in the 2020 Democratic primary urged Joseph Biden to quit and ‘pass the torch to a new generation of Americans’, Biden shot back saying: ‘I’m holding on to that torch.’

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