France Insider/Paul Ben-Itzak

May 5, 2008

En fin, on va parle de mai ’68

Filed under: Uncategorized — franceblogger @ 7:10 am

Ever since candidat Sarkozy said he wanted to liquidate the heritage of May ’68 (I exaggerate a bit), the French media seems to have been marked by a certain timid restraint to not over-commemorate this year marked in France by a student revolt linked to a labor revolt. That reticence seems poised to end now that the month has arrived, if one can take as an indication a week dedicated to the anniversary on France Culture radio, commemorated today by a quote (sorry, didn’t catch the name) in which a ’68 veteran said it was distinguished by the fact that before ’68 adulthood had the highest value; after, youth. The image that highlighted this shift, he said, was Jean-Paul Sartre at the foot of an easy chair in which sat Daniel Cohn-Bendit. Time to go now! They’re about to broadcast “Le printemps des ondes,” the Springtime of Radio.

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