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The sixties revisited - the best of times, the first of times

The other day I was invited to give a talk at the aa about the Sixties, a period of which I can claim some personal experience having actually been alive at the time. To my surprise, tales of this bygone age not only proved to be of considerable interest to an audience of students, virtually none of whom can have been born when the events described took place, but the whole process of discussing the decade turned out to be much more complicated than I had expected.

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