Preemptive nostalgia

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Gerard responds to Judith

Judith, as usual, you have a thoughtful answer to whatever I’ve baked my noodle on at any given moment.

I think I’m drawn to the notion of “preemptive nostalgia” as it includes some of the snobbery that I hear in any statement [about] the good old days…and what better fantasy can there be than to go back in time and make the world into a better place than it is now? So much easier than working toward a better future. …

Gerard Brown

 

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