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1965 The Year Modern Britain Was Born by Christopher Bray
  

1965 The Year Modern Britain Was Born

The Real World   History   

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Why was 1965 such a pivotal year? Was it really when everything changed? With WWII 20 years in the past consumerism took full hold with revolutions in music, fashion and the media. 1965 laid the foundations for our 21st Century society – for good or ill.

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1965 The Year Modern Britain Was Born by Christopher Bray

There is Britain before 1965 and Britain after 1965 - and they are not the same thing. 1965 was the year Britain democratised education, it was the year pop culture began to be taken as seriously as high art, the time when comedians and television shows imported the methods of modernism into their work. It was when communications across the Atlantic became instantaneous, the year when, for the first time in a century, British artists took American gallery-goers by storm. In 1965 the Beatles proved that rock and roll could be art, it was when we went car crazy, and craziness was held to be the only sane reaction to an insane society. It was the year feminism went mainstream, the year, did she but know it, that the Thatcher revolution began, the year taboos were talked up - and trashed. It was when racial discrimination was outlawed and the death penalty abolished; it marked the appointment of Roy Jenkins as Home Secretary, who became chief architect in legislating homosexuality, divorce, abortion and censorship. It was the moment that our culture, reeling from what are still the most shocking killings of the century, realised it was a less innocent, less spiritual place than it had been kidding itself. It was the year of consumerist relativism that gave us the country we live in today and the year the idea of a home full of cultural artefacts - books, records, magazines - was born. It was the year when everything changed - and the year that everyone knew it.

About the Author

After fifteen years on Fleet Street, Christopher Bray became a full-time writer in 2005. He's the author of Michael Caine: A Class Act and Sean Connery: The Measure of a Man. A film critic for the Mail on Sunday, he writes for the FT, Observer, Wall St Journal, New Republic and Literary Review. He lives in London.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st April 2014

Author

Christopher Bray

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Publisher

Simon & Schuster Ltd

Format

Hardback
336 pages

Categories

The Real World
History

Social & cultural history


ISBN

9780857202789

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