68 — The Rise and Fall of a Generation?
Anyone wishing to address the issue of May 68 must first ask himself the question, much in use at the time: what’s your angle, comrade? If I might refer to the work which I undertook with Patrick Rotman,1 we both belong to the generation of 68 (on 3 May Patrick was actually in the courtyard of the Sorbonne, though I myself was on the beach). Being of this generation, we find it particularly difficult to view the events with any degree of detachment or objectivity. This is our initial handicap and we are very much marked by the May events, still present in our minds and in our relationships with our own children.
KeywordsCommunist Party Social Revolution Political Class Riot Police Maoist Movement
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