[Marxism] May-June 1968, France: the glimmer of revolution

Philip Ferguson philipferguson8 at gmail.com
Wed May 2 18:28:02 MDT 2018

"What the events of May-June 1968 in France did was to wipe out almost
overnight all the nonsense about the “impossibility” of mass social
movements in the industrialised countries. Indeed, within just about three
weeks, millions of people came into activity with a common purpose and
demonstrated what this could produce. The general strike was no longer a
romantic dream, it was there. And if it was there, this meant that the
western working class was not a spent corrupted force, as it had been
portrayed for so long, and that the prospect of the proletarian revolution
was still valid, even if it was not there yet, in any shape or form. . ."

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