When you put a line like …
… into the discussion are you just using them as a way of marking time instead of years (like using reigns of Kings or Emperors), are you saying it was a kinder, simpler time before those leaders caused the change, or perhaps the culture changed and picked the leaders?
I am no fan of dictators, or presidents and prime ministers that attempted to dismantle and privatize necessary government institutions (in my opinion), but I am sure your phrase is a message. Collecting that lot together is probably a message in and of itself. What is it?
I might’ve stuck with the wasn’t it cool, why didn’t it stay that way, how do we recover that approach and attitude, but you have got the bully pulpit here.