The ultimate decade of kitsch, the 1970's have been accurately termed "The Me Decade" because the outward social movements of the Sixties turned inward and led to everyone and their mother exploring "self-actualization" and other forms of spiritual masturbation.

The music and fashion of the reached an amazing nadir so that now that the time is ripe for nostalgia no one can do so without winking at how awful it was.

The decade also marked a huge economic change as the limitations of non-renewable resources kicked in resulting two separate fuel shortages.

Politically, the era of post-modern cynicism began with the fall of the house of Nixon.

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