"Now that this is no longer the case"?
"She was born in 1910, and since I was a student at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, she shared her insights from the interwar years, times that some years ago looked very different from our own. Now that this is no longer the case, it is important for me to remember that she lived long enough to witness the uncanny resemblance of the new century to the first decades of the last."
What is the meaning of the phrase "Now that this is no longer the case" in above context? Thanks in advance.
The source: Fascism To Populism In History by Federico Finchelstein.
- Anonymous2 years agoFavorite Answer
It means, "Now that the interwar year times no longer look very different from our own."
Basically, it's an editorial comment on how in the beginning of this new century, the 21s century, there was a great difference between how things were in the beginning of the 21st century and how things had been previously during the interwar years but that in the years since the beginning of the 21st century, there has been a backslide or reversion such that the situation nowadays, now almost 20 years into the 21st century, is a lot more like how things used to be than what she was seeing in the very beginning of the 21st century.
Long story short, he's telling you to keep in mind when she made the observations he's referencing. He's putting her historical observations into the later historical context in which she made them.
- Anonymous2 years ago
Since things have changed...