October 20, 2013
Toxic Nostalgia Is Ruining the World
Hussein Ibish, The National
The Associated Press
Beware nostalgia. It's unavoidable. It’s bad enough when we sit back and think of the “happy days of childhood” and sigh, oblivious to the fact that they were, at the time, experienced as nothing of the kind. But in the political context, deep nostalgia should set off the loudest alarm bells: in almost all cases, something is going badly wrong or a gigantic con is under way.
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