Wednesday, March 26, 2008
(10:52 AM) | Adam Kotsko:
The Decade That Was NotScott McLemee's column today is about the concept of the "decade" and the fact that this particular decade doesn't have a clear concept -- or even an agreed-upon name. If I could try my hand, I would say that this was the decade that tried to be about patriotism, national unity, and grand projects, but failed. Even the attempt at a specifically "this-decade" form of music, nu-metal, wore out its welcome pretty quickly.
I believe that this is the first decade of the postwar period when the ostensible theme didn't "take."