Bulan lepas, Pengerusi Badan Perhubungan UMNO Pulau Pinang, Datuk Seri Zainal Abidin Osman pernah mengingatkan pengundi di kawasan Parlimen Permatang Pauh agar berubah dan tidak lagi terbuai dek nostalgia atau cerita lama yang 'didendangkan' pemimpin terdahulu di situ. Katanya, nostalgia sahaja tidak cukup untuk membawa perubahan atau kemajuan yang lebih baik demi masa depan. Walaupun tidak menyebut secara jelas, namun, kenyataan Zainal Abidin dipercayai merujuk kepada Penasihat PKR, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim yang menguasai kawasan itu sejak 1982 sebelum ‘menyerahkan’ kerusi itu kepada isterinya, Datin Seri Dr. Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. Ternyata, nostalgia ‘bersama’ Anwar dan keluarganya tidak mudah luput daripada ingatan sebahagian besar penduduk Permatang Pauh hingga ke hari ini walaupun pemimpin tersebut kini sedang menjalani hukuman penjara sejak lebih tiga tahun lalu. Malam tadi pula, Presiden Pas, Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang turut membangkitkan mengenai … [Read more...] about Nostalgia warnai kempen politik di Permatang Pauh
By Tom BalmforthMOSCOW (Reuters) - The number of Russians who regret the break-up of the Soviet Union has risen to its highest since 2005, amid rising economic concerns and nostalgia for the Soviet welfare system, the Levada pollster said on Wednesday. gi President Vladimir Putin famously dubbed the 1991 dissolution of the Soviet Union the greatest catastrophe of the 20th century and he and many Russians have long lamented the blow its demise dealt to Moscow's great power status. The number of Russians pining for the Soviet past has been steadily rising under Putin since he returned to the presidency in 2012, poll data issued by the independent Levada Center on Wednesday showed. In the survey, 66 percent of Russians said they regretted the Soviet break-up, a level not seen since 2005 when Levada recorded 65 percent and Putin was on his second term in the Kremlin.The number of nostalgic Russians fell gradually from 2004, reaching a low of 49 percent in 2012, before rising to its current … [Read more...] about Russian nostalgia for Soviet Union reaches 13-year high
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Television Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Television | Trump 2016 Returns, This Time as Nostalgia Act Advertisement Supported by critic’s notebook In his re-election kickoff rally, the reality-show president tries a different (but similar) genre: the TV reboot. ByJames Poniewozik June 19, 2019 How do you keep a TV serial going past its fourth season? You reinvent, or you repeat. You find a new story, or you bring back old reliable villains who seemed to have been written off. The Donald J. Trump re-election kickoff rally Tuesday, at the Amway Center in Orlando, was an attempt to recreate the media-dominating phenomenon of four years ago. Like many an ongoing series later in its run, it was a bigger-budget operation, the production more lavish, the set physically larger. But, filled with callbacks, fan favorites and references to moments … [Read more...] about Trump 2016 Returns, This Time as Nostalgia Act
Get the Think newsletter. SUBSCRIBE Of course Oliver North is back. The National Rifle Association’s plucking of the star of the Iran-Contra scandal from exile on the Fox News Channel just makes too much sense in this back-to-the-future age in which we live, and not just because of the easy colluding-with-foreign-powers, gun-running wisecracks to which the move lends itself. No, North is back because the 1980s are back — or at least a funhouse-mirror version of them is. For as much as President Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan yearns to evoke an Andy Griffith-esque 1950s U.S.A., we seem trapped in the bright lights, big city, greed-is-good swirl of three decades later. That is appropriate, though: Trump is after all, a creation of that decade. Sure, he may be famous now for his turn on “The Apprentice,” but he only got that gig because of what he built in the 1980s. Not buildings (though he did still construct those then), … [Read more...] about Trump ushered in so much 80s nostalgia that Oliver North and hating Iran are back with a vengeance
Philip Bump, The Washington Post Published 10:47 am PDT, Tuesday, August 20, 2019 You may be familiar with something known as a "Kinsley gaffe." Named for journalist Michael Kinsley, it's a verbal mistake made by someone in politics that inadvertently reveals the truth. In practice, it looks like what Jill Biden did. The wife of former vice president Joe Biden went on social media to discuss his candidacy. "Yes," she says, "your candidate might be better on, I don't know, health care than Joe is, but you've got to look at who's going to win this election. And maybe you have to swallow a little bit and say, 'OK, I personally like so-and-so better,' but your bottom line has to be that we have to beat Trump." This is an unusual pitch. A more typical exhortation on behalf of a presidential candidate delineates a broad political ideology or specific policy proposals, encouraging voters to see the person embodying those proposals as the best choice to sit in the Oval Office. … [Read more...] about The specific nostalgia Biden wants to evoke? Nov. 7, 2016.