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fifties: features of figments

Must we be nostalgic about the fifties? Pervasive influences are at work. We are not left to our own devices and nostalgic impulses do not flow as they will. They are not mirrored in their variety by the mass media, … Continue reading

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the fifties: looking for a sense of decency

Must we be nostalgic about the 1950′s. Some remember it as some sort of Golden Age but the Cold War, the Great Fear and the McCarthy witch hunts mitigate against that assessment… …As people watched stunned and rapt, Senator McCarthy … Continue reading

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