Soixante-huitards

Soixante-huitards in Europe

Description of Soixante-huitards

The Concise Encyclopedia of the European Union describes soixante-huitards in the following terms: [1] The generation of bored, middle-class, pseudo-Maoist students who in May 1968 sparked mass protests, first in Paris and then throughout Europe, scaring the communist party into disowning them as amateur revolutionaries. These ’68ers’ gave rise to a false dawn of militant socialism, which led in turn to the free-market counter-revolution of the 1980s and so to their own discreet personal transformation into pillars of green or centre-left 1990s political society.

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Notas y References

  1. Based on the book “A Concise Encyclopedia of the European Union from Aachen to Zollverein”, by Rodney Leach (Profile Books; London)

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