Ryan Sheely and Matthew Wrather, on hiatus from Gossip Girl and Glee, discuss Skins Series 1, episodes 5 and 6, focusing on the 20th century social history of coming of age stories, E4 and Sixth Form, false autonomy, Soviet and post-Soviet Russia, the social institutions of liberal democracies, realist and transnational views of the international system, and child brides.
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