Some day, sooner than later, those power brokers from the Silent Generation will be dead. Right now, of course, they are very much in power. However, despite the hold they have on their industry some such as Fox News founder Roger Ailes are reflecting on end-of-life issues.
VANITY FAIR has published an excerpt from the new biography of Ailes by Zev Chafets. Here you can read it. Ailes, an outsized personality, comes to grips with his eventual mortality. According to his doctor and the numbers insurance companies put out on these things, Ailes has about 10 years left. That's the max. It could be less. He contends he isn't afraid to die, though he seems melancholy about not being around to provide guidance to his 10-year-old son.
A universe without Ailes - is that possible? If it is then there could be a universe without Warren Buffett and Rupert Murdoch. One wonders whose legacy will endure. Whose career will provide the kind of inspiration to the next generations as Abraham Lincoln's has.