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1996 & The End Of History by David Stubbs

1996 & The End Of History David Stubbs

Published by Repeater, 2016 (149 pages; paperback)

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1996 & The End of History examines the year as it panned out in the UK not just in politics but in music, light entertainment and sport. It was the zenith of a decade which will go down as remarkably untroubled by modern standards; following the collapse of the Berlin Wall, prior to 9/11, in which political conditions of peace and apparent economic prosperity created an overall mood of frivolity, postmodern anti-seriousness and a desire to get back to sunnier times before the grim onset of the strife-ridden 70’s and 80’s.