Sunday Times Magazine February 17th 2002 1962 – 2002 Anniversary issue – 40 years of Sunday Times Journalism – week three – The eighties
The 1980’s were a brutal decade in which high unemployment created ever-widening social divisions but the barriers to freedom- sexual economic and political – came crashing down, most poignantly with the collapse of the Berlin wall. we chronicled these changes with an unflinching eye, investigating the issues of Aids, the underclass and the environment. We turned the same steady gaze on the cult of personality, from Thatcher to Diana. Those 80’s icon were never revered quite so much again
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