ostrich years

The historical period of the late 1990s, it was when celebrity murder trials (OJ), royal car wrecks (Princess Diana), and the president's DNA (President Clinton) distracted the world's attention from serious problems such as growing poverty and post-Cold War instability.

Historical perspective: This term was coined by Newsweek writer Jonathan Alter.

See also : history  
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