Analysis of the ’90s Rambler


The ‘90s were marked by relative prosperity and economic growth, a time when the Cold War ended and America projected strength on the global stage. In the Rambler of this decade, there wasn’t an overarching crisis, social movement, or political development that students responded to, such as World War II or the women’s movement. Instead, students grappled with a variety of social issues, from the war in Kosovo to climate change, from the impact of Magic Johnson going public with his AIDS status to the question of whether Bush should have condoms in the bathrooms. Of these, I will focus on the advent of the internet and the Columbine massacre.

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