May 1968: The Month France Exploded /// 42

In May 1968 the nation of France came apart at the seams. Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators flooded into the streets. Strikes across the nation brought production to a standstill. Veteran politicians fled the country. Protestors met police in the streets: club versus bat, stone versus grenade. This is the story of the month France turned the corner and rushed headlong into post-modernity. It’s all here and it’s all for free on Battlecast – the world’s foremost podcast on war and its sociopolitical impact.

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Mai 68 par celles et ceux qui l’ont vécu by Christelle Dormoy-Rajramanan, Boris Gobille, and Erik Neveu

1968: de grands soirs en petits matins by Ludivine Bantigny

Mai 68: une histoire du mouvement by Laurent Joffrin

Mai 68 : l’événement Janus by Jean-francois Sirinelli

Mai 68 : l’héritage impossible by Jean-Pierre Le Goff

May ‘68 and its afterlives by Kristin Ross.

La saga des intellectuels français by Jean-Pierre Le Goff

1968 in Europe by Marin Klimke and Joachim Scharloth

Le Conflict by Julien Freund

Mai 68 vu d’en face: les vrais les rebelles n’étaient pas ceux qu’on croit… by Bernard Lugan

Les slogans de 68 by Jean-Philippe Legois

Prelude to revolution: France in May, 1968 by Daniel Singer

1968: The Year That Rocked the World by Mark Kuransky

A Concise History of France by Roger Price

“10,000 millionaires left France last year” by Ivana Kottasova.


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