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The Long '68: Radical Protest and Its Enemies
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Richard Vinen
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The Long '68: Radical Protest and Its Enemies

Richard Vinen





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The 'long 68' saw an extraordinary range of protests across much of the western world. Some of these were genuinely revolutionary - around 10 million French workers struck 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 68.

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.

By:   Richard Vinen
Imprint:   Penguin
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 26mm
Weight:   337g
ISBN:   9780141982526
ISBN 10:   0141982527
Publication Date:   April 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  General/trade ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Richard Vinen is Professor of History at King's College, London and the author of a number of major books on 20th century Europe. He won the Wolfson Prize for History for his last book, NATIONAL SERVICE.

Fresh, compelling ... an important book, revealing that 50 years on, 1968 is still unfinished business -- Andrew Hussey * Financial Times * Deeply researched, richly detailed and thoroughly absorbing -- John Gray * New Statesman *

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