June 21, 2022
On the whatever decade.
People are turning back to reinterpret the 1990s. Clearly, they were peak End of History years. But does that mean that no politics actually happened? If it's the period of the cultural turn, does that mean we should seek to understand that decade culturally?
And what are the political consequences of how we interpret the 1990s?
The 1990s: An age without qualities, Gavin Jacobson, New Statesman (attached)
Were the 1990s Really Devoid of Politics?, Ryan Zickgraf, Jacobin
The ‘90s: The decade that never ended, Jason Farago, BBC