I believe that the decade of the 1950s has been unfairly categorized for a long time as repressed and too straight-arrow. Since I am something of a throwback, I have always had a fondness for earlier times. However, I found Roger Kimball's New Criterion piece today on Then and now, or 8 (more) reasons the 1950s are unfairly maligned to be completely hilarious. And unfortunately a bit too true.
One thing to remember- not only did the 1950s bring us Eisenhower and Nixon, it also brought us the Firehouse Five Plus Two and the rebirth of Dixieland jazz. So it couldn't be entirely bad!
Read the whole thing and see what you think. Hat tip to Power Line.