Autumn 1973

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01The Chilean Coup20131021

What is the difference between "personal history" and the "history of your time"? In this series for The Essay, author and broadcaster Michael Goldfarb looks back four decades to the dramatic events of Autumn 1973, a historical turning point for him, his generation and much of the world.

In the first essay, Michael Goldfarb remembers the coup that overthrew Chile's president, Salvador Allende, and wonders why this did not provoke the same protests as the Vietnam War.

02The October War20131022

What is the difference between "personal history" and the "history of your time"? In this series for The Essay, author and broadcaster Michael Goldfarb looks back four decades to the dramatic events of Autumn 1973, a historical turning point for him, his generation and much of the world

Michael Goldfarb digs into the deeper meaning of the October War between Israel and its Arab neighbours and the changes it wrought in Israeli identity, Arab unity and his own sense of Jewishness.

03The Saturday Night Massacre20131023

What is the difference between "personal history" and the "history of your time"? In this series for The Essay, author and broadcaster Michael Goldfarb looks back four decades to the dramatic events of Autumn 1973, a historical turning point, he believes, for him, his generation and much of the world.

40 years on, Michael Goldfarb remembers President Richard M. Nixon's "Saturday Night Massacre": the moment when the Watergate scandal became a constitutional crisis - and his fate was sealed.

04The Opec Oil Embargo20131024

What is the difference between "personal history" and the "history of your time"? In this series for The Essay, author and broadcaster Michael Goldfarb looks back four decades to the dramatic events of Autumn 1973, a historical turning point, he believes, for him, his generation and much of the world.

40 years ago this month the Arab Oil Embargo was put into place and with it came the great inflation that ended the post-war economy. Michael Goldfarb looks back at the personal and political disruption this caused in America and Britain.

05 LASTThe Inflation Crisis20131025

What is the difference between "personal history" and the "history of your time"? In this series for The Essay, author and broadcaster Michael Goldfarb looks back four decades to the dramatic events of Autumn 1973, a historical turning point, he believes, for him, his generation and much of the world.

In his final essay on Autumn 1973, Michael Goldfarb summarizes how the great inflation challenged the progressive ideals of the 1968 generation, and ushered in a new era of politics.