Why is it that so many movements came into flower, so much conflict came to a head, so many landmark events both tragic and heroic all occurred in one milestone year? Students, socialites, workers, intellectuals, and artists participated in a political, cultural, and sexual revolution that challenged the established order around the world.
The events of 1968 left us scarred, enraged, enlightened -- and they left behind permanent changes we're still grappling with.
Thirty years later, Tariq Ali brings vividly to life the day-by-day, minute-by-minute events that took place throughout the world in this pivotal year: from the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy to the Paris barricades and the brutal end of the Prague spring to the worldwide anti-war movements here is what really happened in the word and art of the people who were there.
With more than 150 photos and illustrations, 1968 is the commemorative for anyone who was there and those who weren't but want to know more about that fantastic year.