Generations commentaries


The real meaning of ‘OK Boomer’, by Jennie Bristow. spiked, 13 November 2019

Debate between David Willetts and Jennie Bristow on the question ‘Have the old stolen young people’s futures?‘, Prospect magazine, 7 October 2019

Ageism is putting all our retirements at risk, by Jennie Bristow. spiked, 5 September 2019

The futility of generation wars, by Jennie Bristow. spiked, 21 June 2019

Everyone’s a loser in today’s fabricated generation wars, by Jennie Bristow. City AM, 5 October 2018

Buying off young people, by Jennie Bristow. spiked, 11 May 2018

Time for a truce in the ‘generation wars’, by Jennie Bristow. spiked, 9 January 2018

The manipulative flattery of the youth vote is demeaning to young people and bad for politics, by Jennie Bristow. LSE British Politics and Policy blog, 15 June 2017

From Brexit to the pensions crisis, how did the Baby Boomers get the blame for everything? by Jennie Bristow. LSE British Politics and Policy blog, 8 February 2017

Essay: The generation wars, by Jennie Bristow. spiked, 10 July 2016

Review of Baby Boomers and Generational Conflict in Times Higher Education and on spiked.

What is a citizen? spiked, 28 July 2016

Theresa May, forget social justice – give us politics. spiked, 25 July 2016

Remain voters, quit the granny-bashing. spiked, 27 June 2016

Don’t tell young people how to Talk to Gran. spiked, 1 June 2016

What we lose when Baby Boomers die. spiked, 25 April 2016

Millennial terrorism comes of age. spiked, 18 November 2015

Helicopter or hands-off: today’s parents can’t seem to win. The Conversation, 9 June 2015

After the election: beware the politics of generationalism. spiked, 27 May 2015

Films and podcasts

BBC Radio 4 (2 March 2020) ‘OK, Boomer!’ Discussion of generations and generational conflict featuring Helen Kingstone and Jennie Bristow

Interview and debate with Jennie Bristow and Bruce Cannon Gibney broadcast on the Ideas from the Trenches series on CBC Radio, Canada, 8 November 2019

‘Adults, not the state, are the best form of child protection’. spiked, 25 February 2014 [podcast]

‘Putting the past on trial’. Battle of Ideas 2013 [film]

Times Higher Education podcast debate between Jennie and former universities minister David Willetts on the problem of generations today

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