"Until recently, our elders could say, 'I have been young and you have never been old.' Today, the young can reply, 'You have never been young in the world I am young in.' " - From the book jacket. In this book, written in context of the social movements and change of the 1960s, examines the relationship between young and old. 'What should young people commit themselves to?' Who should learn from whom?' These are the questions that Margaret Mead adresses in this short but ambitious study.