May 7, 2013

In his new book Fast Future: How the Millenial Generation is Shaping our World, writer, filmmaker, and advocate David D. Burstein (Gallatin '12) examines how his generation, the Millennials, are profoundly impacting politics, business, technology, and culture. The Millennials have been labeled "entitled" and "narcissistic"; they have been called “the worst employees in history,” “trophy kids,” and “the dumbest generation.” Burstein argues, however, that the Millennial’s unique blend of civic idealism and savvy pragmatism, combined with their seamless ability to navigate the 21st century world–where constant change is the new reality–enables this generation to overcome the short-term challenges of a deeply entrenched country and begin to address our world’s long-term challenges.

David was interviewed by Democratic Political Strategist Steve McMahon about his book and the impact Millenials will have in the future.

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Meet the panel

Image: David Burstein

David Burstein

David D. Burstein, 23, is a writer, filmmaker, and passionate believer in the millennial generation. His book Fast Future: How the Millennial Generation Is Shaping Our World was released in February 2013 from Beacon Press.

Image: Steve McMahon

Steve McMahon

Steve McMahon is a Media Consultant and Strategic Advisor to Democratic candidates for federal and statewide office and Democratic Party committees. 

Fast Future


A Millennial examines how his generation is profoundly impacting politics, business, media, and activism. They’ve been called, entitled, narcissistic, “the worst employees in history”, “trophy kids”, and even “the dumbest generation.”