When a nation's security is threatened - when its status quo is challenged - people get worried and seek comfort in old things and old ways. Today the Western world is on a nostalgia kick. Now a Pears' soap tin, an antique toy, a can of fuel additive made in 1930 or an old Sears & Roebuck catalog can command a ridiculously high price. When people sense something ominous about the present, they somehow feel that returning to former, simpler times would be better. They find security in the past rather than the future.
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