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Remembrance of things past

A reader sends in a link to a collection of recollections of the ’50s by ordinary British people, put together (of all things) by the BBC. The recollections are mostly extremely favorable. The reader speculates

Letting these comments be posted could just be a sign of pluralist confidence. Pluralists may see themselves in a strong position, one not too vulnerable going forward, or, if vulnerable, certainly not by way of youth reading the comments of oldsters, who just by affirming the goodness of homogeneity disqualify themselves from serious consideration.

They are risking nothing at all. Basically, this piece assigns retrograde views a safe, museum-piece status …

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