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The Long '68: Radical Protest and its Enemies

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Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPenguin Books
Number of pages464
ISBN (Electronic)9780141982533
ISBN (Print)9780241343425
Published1 Apr 2018

Publication series

NamePenguin history
PublisherPenguin books

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Abstract

1968 saw an extraordinary range of protests across much of the western world. Some of these were genuinely revolutionary - around ten 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, gay rights activists could all trace important roots to 1968. Bill Clinton and even Tony Blair are, in many ways, the product of that year. 'The Long '68' is a striking and original attempt half a century on to show how these events, which in some ways still seem so current, stemmed from histories and societies which are in practice now extraordinarily remote from our own time.

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