Wednesday, August 20

Confrontation: Paris, 1968


"In May 1968 (in this context usually spelled May '68) a general insurrection broke out across France. It quickly began to reach near-revolutionary proportions before being discouraged by the Stalinist oriented French Communist Party, and finally suppressed by the government, which accused the Communists of plotting against the Republic. Some philosophers and historians have argued that the rebellion was the single most important revolutionary event of the 20th century because it wasn't participated in by a lone demographic, such as workers or racial minorities, but was rather a purely popular uprising, superseding ethnic, cultural, age and class boundaries."
French Riots May 1968
W - May 1968 events in France
YouTube: Confrontation: Paris, 1968 41:36

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