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By Carole Fink, Philipp Gassert, Detlef Junker, Daniel S. Mattern

1968: the area reworked presents a world standpoint at the so much tumultuous yr within the period of the chilly struggle. Authors from Europe and the USA clarify why the crises of 1968 erupted virtually at the same time in enormously diversified cultures and societies. jointly, the eighteen chapters supply an interdisciplinary and comparative method of the increase and fall of protest pursuits all over the world by way of integrating diplomacy, the position of media, and the cross-cultural trade of individuals and concepts into the worldwide heritage of 1968.

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72 In Berkeley and Belgrade, Berlin and Buenos Aires, protest demonstrations supported the workers and students of France. In Spain and Uruguay, students and workers, following the "French example," attempted general strikes of their own. 73 English students, impressed with the French May and the successes of the SDS, decided to create a revolutionary organization of their own. 74 The personal contacts and exchanges of 1968 bridged the Cold War frontier. Vaclav Havel, the Czech writer and future president, who was in New York City ·in May and June 1968, witnessed the protests and occupations at Columbia University.

14 Whipsawed between hawk and dove, still clinging desperately to a steadily shrinking center, Lyndon Johnson dealt with these challenges in 11 The JCS proposals and Johnson's response are covered in detail in George C. , 1994), 51-7. 12 Quoted in Thomas Powers, The War at Horne (Boston, 1984), 118. 13 "Carnegie Endowment Proposals;' Dec. 5, 1967, Matthew B. S. , box 34a. 14 See especially McNamara Draft Presidential Memorandum, Nov. 1, 1967, Lyndon Baines Johnson papers, National Security File, Country File: Vietnam, box 75, Lyndon Baines Johnson Lib~ary, Austin, Tex.

12 Quoted in Thomas Powers, The War at Horne (Boston, 1984), 118. 13 "Carnegie Endowment Proposals;' Dec. 5, 1967, Matthew B. S. , box 34a. 14 See especially McNamara Draft Presidential Memorandum, Nov. 1, 1967, Lyndon Baines Johnson papers, National Security File, Country File: Vietnam, box 75, Lyndon Baines Johnson Lib~ary, Austin, Tex. Tet and the Crisis of Hegemony 37 what had become characteristic fashion. By late 1967, the president was a man at war with himself. Frustrated by the self-imposed restraints on military action, he ached to "pour steel" on his adversaries in Hanoi and pound them into submission.

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