The 1995 Blog

1995: The year the future began

Bob Dole, Hollywood, and ‘mainstreaming of deviancy,’ 1995

It’s been 20 years since Bob Dole, then the Senate majority leader and a contender for the GOP presidential nomination, went to Los Angeles and condemned what he called Hollywood’s … Continue reading

May 31, 2015 · 13 Comments

‘The Internet Tidal Wave,’ 20 years on

Twenty years ago this week, Bill Gates sent a lengthy internal memorandum to senior staff at Microsoft Corporation, announcing an embrace of the Internet that was to help shape the … Continue reading

May 24, 2015 · 12 Comments

Closing off Pennsylvania Ave.: 1995 and a psychology of fear

The uglying-up of the nation’s capital in the name of security and terrorism-prevention can be traced to 20 years ago this week when, without warning, a two-block section of Pennsylvania … Continue reading

May 18, 2015 · 22 Comments