Dangers of Nostalgia

Over the break I heard two podcasts that made me think about the dangers of nostalgia, a subject I continue to be interested in at an academic level.

1/ WIND OF CHANGE from Crooked Media – in which the song from The Scorpions that supposedly signified the end of the Cold War might have actually been written by the CIA.

2) NOSTALGIA IS NOT WHAT IT USED TO BE from ABC Radio National’s Saturday Extra – in which author Catherine Nixey talks about how nostalgia for the heroism of the British home front during WWII masquerades the utter tedium of life for most.

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