Doom Decade: Why Do the ’70s Still Obsess Us?
Thursday, 1 September
The 1970s is frequently referenced as a period of turmoil – and one we must avoid Britain returning to. But is our memory of the decade accurate? And why is it continually referenced by politicians and newspapers? Historian Lawrence Black, co-editor of Reassessing 1970s Britain, joins Jacob Jarvis to discuss why the era is so maligned.
“For better or worse, it was much easier to go on strike in the 1970s.”
“Thatcher won the political battles of the 1970s - but she lost the culture wars.”
“It’s in no political, or popular press interest to change the image of the 1970s.”
“There was a crisis in the political economy, for many the system just wasn’t working – and isn’t today.”
Written and presented by Jacob Jarvis. Producers: Jacob Archbold and Jelena Sofronijevic. Assistant producer: Kasia Tomasiewicz. Audio production by Jade Bailey. Sting music: Kenny Dickinson. Group editor: Andrew Harrison. Additional sounds and music from Epidemic Sound. THE BUNKER is a Podmasters Production.
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