Emmanuel Macron and echoes of May 1968

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As France marks the 50th anniversary of the revolts of May 1968, Emmanuel Macron might get more than he bargained for. Instead of celebrating the occasion, the French president appears to be inadvertently recreating it.

  • Elizabeth Benjamin
  • The Conversation

He has proposed a controversial higher education reform at a particularly inopportune moment, sparking major protests.

Ekx 1aMay ’68 had a significant impact on French society, politics and culture.

Beginning with student protests, civil unrest soon spread and took on a philosophical dimension, touching every social milieu.

Today these events have become a globally recognised myth of French culture and social change.

Macron, who has…

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