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Why Nostalgia Seems More Prominent Now

The age of anxiety has left the world wanting for the past

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Nostalgia seems a more prominent phenomenon now than ever. Crucially, it might be coming on quicker, too.

History seems like it’s been speeding up for years now; whether from digital technology or the pandemic or whatever other insidious single driving force, people have been…




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J. W. Barlament

J. W. Barlament

Writer of the most eclectic mix of material this side of the Mississippi. Author, 2016–2019. Blogger, 2017–2022. Columbia University, 2020–2024.

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