“No student argues from a position of strength anymore,” said Timothy Burke, 34, a history professor at Swarthmore College and the author, with his brother Kevin, of “Saturday Morning Fever,” about cartoons. “Nobody says, ‘I’m with the winner.’ There’s an atmosphere of neurotic cheerlessness on campuses. They all have a sense of their relative marginality. It’s very strange–you see these students who will be running the country soon, and they all claim to be oppressed. Everybody imagines a mainstream against which they’re opposed, but in fact, the mainstream doesn’t exist at all.”
From: Beep Generation (Note that the article is from 2000) Thanks Kyle!