90s nostalgia is a band-aid for our misery

Published July 3, 2017

An article on Vice’s Tonic about growing nostalgia for the 1990s interviews David Gerber, professor emeritus of history, who said that modern nostalgia has become a way for people to “deal with loss and make the transition to another place or another time of life. It has the value that is often attached to grieving. We lament what has been lost, but remember fondly the pleasure it once gave us, and somehow prepare ourselves to move on.”

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