Emily · Quoth Gwen Stefani (sort of), "I'm just a girl in the world studying Soviet-era legal dissidence in Bremen, Germany"
European teenagers of the late fifties and early sixties did not aspire to change the world. They had grown up in security and modern affluence. Most of them just wanted to look different, travel more, play pop music and buy stuff.
— Tony Judt, Postwar. The more things change, etc. etc.