On Contact: Paris Uprising, May 1968

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On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to author and translator, Mitch Abidor, about the lessons from the student uprising in Paris in May 1968.

“What happens in May is as a mass cultural, as a class event, its results are ambiguous but its results for the individual are enormous. There was a great and really funny example in the book when I asked everybody, “How did it change your life?” And so people told me about how “I discovered my voice. The first time I spoke it changed my entire being.”

Mitch Abidor’s book is entitled ‘May Made Me – An Oral History of the 1968 Uprising in France.’

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