Historical Impact Of 1968

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THE IMPACT OF 1968

The world revolution of 1968 of course primarily concerned a series of major political issues: the hegemony of the United States and its world policies, which had led it into the Vietnam war; the relatively passive attitude of the Soviet Union, which the 1968 revolutionaries saw as "collusion" with the United States; the inefficacy of the traditional Old Left movements in opposing the status quo. In retrospect, 1968, the year of global revolt halfway between the end of World War II and the end of the Cold War, looked like a failed revolution. Nonetheless, the impacts of 1968 formulated ever gradually progressing definitions of today's world-system.

The change protagonists attributed for in the belief of a common cause, opposing the domestic and international status quo establishments in the name of participatory democracy, political freedom, and personal self-determination, were fundamentally doomed from the basic cornerstones of their initiations. Thus, the main objectives of stopping the autocracy of the state to decentralize its foundations to clear a path to economic and political power distributions of a
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Although adhering to the system fundamentally, it had the willingness to reform it gradually. Thus, was required to bifurcate from the new generations impetuses of radical revolution. Despite both alluring for a social change they saw as essential to ending the exploitation of the lower class by the upper class, the Old Left’s conservative features saw the requirement of an existential social order to balance the system. Therefore they were not willing to abandon the social order the New Left were seeking to mutilate. Thus, no matter how much they sought to exonerate the working class they retained reformists alternatives to that of revolutionary aspirations of
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