Truly, this attitude is typical of ``every'' generation that tries to improve radically on the past. The Enlightened did not philosophize, much less write books, laws or constitutions; the Romantics rejected thinking and never preached; in the Sixties, no one was even attempting to think about the future. Yea, even back to the Renaissance, even unto the classical Greeks, a studied refusal to plan, to ponder, to project, has been the hall-mark and touch-stone of progress.