The media loves the concept of “generational shift,” at least sometimes when they can get out of their permanent mid-life crisis for a column or two. Mostly very boring, and the students don’t really care about the meta-narrative. But it is quite funny to see students that I’ve met in the room winning on-line arguments against people my age, people that I’ve known from my dalliances in theoretical left circles for several years. I won’t link, as that would be cruel. But it is lovely to see. They’re learning an enormous amount in a very short time, and I’m learning an enormous amount from them. And maybe the bloodclot that has been the left starts to dissolve….