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Now and Then


Now and Then

The release of a Beatles track decades after the death of two of the band’s members begs the question, just how hooked on nostalgia are we?


The Beatles have delivered a new single some 62 years after their first one – and some 22 and 43 years respectively since the deaths of two of their members, George Harrison and John Lennon.

The song, Now and Then, was written by John Lennon and was on tape with him singing over piano. But as a pre-release mini-documentary explained, until recently the technology wasn’t available to split the track up into its component parts.

Whatever you think of this curio from the past, it’s release raises an interesting question: how hooked are we on nostalgia? In fact, are we finding nostalgia an essential component of our lives in order to cope with an anxiety-ridden present?

Or, to put it another way, is ‘then’ our refuge from ‘now’? And will future generations increasingly yearn for how things were as they seek for a sense of stability in a fast-moving world?

What is Delorean Philosophy?

Where are we going as a society? And will you be happy when we get there? Steve McAlpine is here to help you answer those questions.

If a Delorean time machine pulled up in front of your house – Back To The Future style – and someone offered to show you what the future would be like, would you be content with what you found? And if not, what could you do to change it? Thinking this through is what Steve McAlpine calls Delorean Philosophy.

Steve McAlpine is a well-known social commentator, respected theologian and popular author. Each week, he takes a crucial trend or event that’s playing out in society now and asks, “Where is this taking us?”

Rather than just pontificating, Steve then provides practical steps listeners can take if they want to change the future. That’s Delorean Philosophy.

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Now and Then




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