Don’t Look Back in Anger

Britpop is often dismissed as an embarrassing, retrograde moment in British culture. But at its best, it hinted at what might have happened if the working class had managed to regain its sense of power and pride after the defeats of the 1980s.

One advantage of being a millennial is that we have no real equivalent to the New Left apogee of 1968. As a result, freed from wistful thoughts of political and cultural might-have-been, we tend to look forward rather than back when we dream of a revolutionary moment. Having said that, for many of us — especially […]

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