Those Were The Days: Nostalgia in American History

Episode 307,  Jan 03, 2020, 01:00 PM

On this episode of BackStory, Ed, Nathan, and Joanne explore how a longing for bygone eras has shaped politics and culture throughout American history.

It’s common for folks to look back on a time gone by and romanticize it as “better days.” But is nostalgia a harmless yearning for the past, or a distraction from what’s happening in the present? 

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