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Tonight on Inquiry we talk with noted British writer and essayist JENNY DISKI about her book THE SIXTIES. How was the British experience of that tumultuous time period different from our experience here in America? Was this the first generation that could “shop till it dropped” Did the 60s therefore usher in the consumer excesses of the 80s? Diski takes an unblinking look at the radical politics, drug use, sexual mores, women’s roles, and the music of the “Sixties” and asks the tough question: was anything really changed by all that went on? Tune in for a lively discussion and a unique perspective on that romanticized time period. To read JENNY DISKI's essay on the Roman Polanski arrest that is discussed in the interview, go to: http://www.lrb.co.uk/v31/n21/jenny-diski/diary