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Reserved Recommendations 02-07-2020 - Episode 13 - Rachel Dore (The truth of 1954)( 1:0:2)       
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How do you tell the truth about the past - especially an era as complex and controversial as the 1950s? There's a narrow line between glossing over the failings of that time, appearing to promote them, or interrupting yourself to apply a modern critical lens - none of which approaches are ideal. In something of a spiritual sequel to Emma G's "feminism" episode, Rachel Dore joins me to talk about the historical novel she's writing about New Zealand in 1954, and her recollections of that time. CW for mentions (though not detailed discussions) of racism and sexual assault.
Published: 7/2/2020 9:00:00 PM