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‘Be Realistic. Demand the Impossible’ - The Ambiguous Heritage of the Sixties is the central theme of hte 25th issue of The Low Countries, published on April 4th 2017.
We will not make the mistake of mythologising the 1960s. But in that era Western society and culture undeniably experienced great changes, which also affected the Low Countries. Power and authority sustained serious damage. Young people freed themselves from all kinds of shackles. Fear was gradually removed from sexuality. People experimented with new social customs, new forms of society. The times smelt of romance, of the grand gesture, of frivolous activism. After years of rebuilding following World War II, at the start of the 1960s prosperity had arrived. Consumption was definitively on the up. It was that prosperity and optimism which made much of the above possible. What remains of all that in the Low Countries half a century on? More information about this volume can be found here.
The 24th volume of The Low Countries yearbook was published on April 5th 2016. The theme of this volume is literature, as Flanders and the Netherlands were the guest of honour at that year's Frankfurter Buchmesse, the biggest book fair in the world. More details can be found here.