Queen's Quarterly

Queen's Quarterly
Queen's Quarterly

The Roaring Twenties Have Been Postponed

Christopher Clausen

Summer 2022 - Guest Editorial

 

 

Although the federal and some provincial governments went on resisting the trend for a while, increasingly Canada, like most of the world, seemed ready to party and tired of waiting. By April, restrictions were gone or disappearing fast nearly everywhere but in China, where the pandemic began. Many commentators had been predicting that day ever since the first anniversary of the lockdowns passed in early 2021. Frequently they made reference to the “roaring” 1920s …


Bio:

Christopher Clausen, a long-time contributor to Queen’s Quarterly, earned his PhD at Queen’s and taught for many years at Penn State University.