Been There, Done That

Illustration for TIME by Ross MacDonald

This was a fake year, a retro year, a year when new ideas were kicked to the curb like some dorky futuristic scooter. If someone came to you 10 years ago and told you that one of the biggest U.S. news stories in 2002 would be a big-time politician saying nice things about racial segregation, you would tell Future Boy to get back on his dorky scooter and go home. And if he told you that one of the year's biggest European news stories was going to be the supposed rise of anti-Semitism, you'd tell him Joel Stein is actually a...

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