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1968: Radical Protest and Its Enemies

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1968: Radical Protest and Its Enemies

A major new history of one of the seminal years in the postwar world, when rebellion and disaffection broke out on an extraordinary scale

1968 saw an extraordinary range of protests across much of the western world. Some of these were genuinely revolutionary --- around 10 million French workers went on strike and the whole state teetered on the brink of collapse. Others were more easily contained, but had profound longer-term implications --- terrorist groups, feminist collectives and gay rights activists could all trace important roots to 1968.

1968 is a striking and original attempt half a century later to show how these events, which in some ways still seem so current, stemmed from histories and societies which are now in practice and extraordinarily remote from our own time. 1968 pursues the story into the 1970’s to show both the ever more violent forms of radicalization that stemmed from 1968 and the brutal reaction that brought the era to an end.

1968: Radical Protest and Its Enemies
by Richard Vinen

  • Publication Date: July 3, 2018
  • Genres: History
  • Hardcover: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Harper
  • ISBN-10: 0062458744
  • ISBN-13: 9780062458742