The Coexistence of New Sincerity and Irony

Sixty years ago, cynicism and ironic discourse were the perfect response to the hypocrisy of disastrous national strategies like the Vietnam War. They were brilliant as a means to debunk illusions and expose pitfalls to unveil hypocrisies in a way that would villainise the subject in a demeaning, parodic and absurd fashion. So powerful they were, that they nursed a cultural shift of kindred attitudes such as skepticism and distrust towards grand narratives.

Unfortunately, what was once a powerful tool in discussion became a paradoxical nightmare. The issue…