Cross Channel

No, the past was not happier

Jul 11th, 2015 | By | Category: Cross Channel

Nostalgia was big in the 1960s and 1970s, people would talk about how little they had when they were young and how well they had coped and how happy they all were in the 1930s and the 1940s. To have suggested that the times seemed anything other than miserable would have invited accusations of knowing nothing about it. It took a parody song by the radio presenter Tony Capstick to provide a card with which to trump those who were nostalgic for the years of the Great Depression and the worst …