Wes Anderson’s ‘The French Dispatch’: Confronting Satire and the Immutability of Youth Political Experience
Written by Georgia Smith. Wes Anderson’s 2021 film, ‘The French Dispatch’ satirises youth political culture in the 1960s through depicting the events surrounding the final edition of ‘The French Dispatch’ in a fictional newspaper. Georgia Smith reviews the film, asking how satire can tell an impactful and important story.
Masseur, Minister, Showgirl, Spy – Christine Keeler and the Affair That Has It All
Written by Sophie Whitehead. The Profumo scandal has been written about and re-interpreted in dozens of ways throughout the last seventy years, but what do we know about it now? And how can it offer insight into British society in the 1960s?
Violence, Glue Sniffing, and Liberation: Global 1968 in Japan
Written by Jack Bennett. Shinjuku was the centre of national political struggles and counter-culture in late 1960s Japan. In the paradox of the collective embrace of individualism, a new revolutionary identity politics emerged.
Alone We Stand, Together We Squabble: In Praise of the Micronation
Written by Jack McGlone. A self-declared micronation is ‘an “unofficial” state which is often very small in size’. However, there is a rich and storied history of the micronation that stretches back centuries.