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  •  I think they mean the actual decade (2+ / 0-)
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    In which it was good to be a member of the racial, ethnic, religious and social majority. They're been trying to recreate ever since.

    "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

    by kovie on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 08:47:10 AM PST

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    •  Wasn't that true of times before, though? (0+ / 0-)

      In that case, "the '50s" does, in fact, mean "before the '60s".

      The '60s were simply an attempt to get the 21st Century started early....Well, what are we waiting for? There's no deadline on a dream!

      by Panurge on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 08:55:19 AM PST

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      •  No, they're specifically referring to the 50's (1+ / 0-)
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        As what they view as the high water mark of what their view as the ideal America, i.e. prosperous, peaceful, happy and well-ordered--for people like them. There had not been such a time in the US since the early 1800's.

        To them, the 20's were decadent.

        "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

        by kovie on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 10:21:00 AM PST

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