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New generation: glum

Jack Stapelon’s weekly column

by Jack Stapleton, Jr.

During the 1950s and 1960s it was fashionable, if not entirely accurate, to apply the term “Ugly Americans.” The phrase was meant to denote a kind of disdainful, superior attitude that marked some Americans’ view toward much of the world, particularly undeveloped regions.

That description has lost its meaning since the Vietnam War. It should be replaced by one that more closely

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