1968: The World Transformed (Publications of the German by Carole Fink, Philipp Gassert, Detlef Junker, Daniel S.

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

1968: the area reworked offers a world viewpoint at the so much tumultuous yr within the period of the chilly warfare. Authors from Europe and the U.S. clarify why the crises of 1968 erupted virtually at the same time in drastically various cultures and societies. jointly, the eighteen chapters supply an interdisciplinary and comparative method of the increase and fall of protest activities around the world through integrating diplomacy, the position of media, and the cross-cultural alternate of individuals and ideas into the worldwide heritage of 1968.

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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. Weary of the struggle, he anticipated on another occasion his March 31, 1968, decision, wondering aloud about the e~ect on the war if he decided not to run for reelection.

To his dismay, they would offer no assu,rance that 206,000 additional soldiers could end the war, and they could not estimate how many more would be required. "I was appalled," he later wrote. , 1992), 248-57. 29 Schandler, Unmaking of a President, 125. 30 Paul H. Nitze, From Hiroshima to Glasnost: At the Center of Decision (New York, 1989), 258-9, 274-6. Tet and the Crisis of Hegemony 43 moved from a skeptical hawk to a closet dove to leader of a cabal seeking to move the president toward disengagement.

64 In Zambia as in much of southern Africa, American involvement in the civil war in Angola created an additional stimulus for student radicalism. 65 59 60 61 62 63 64 Sex:The Case for Feminist Revolution (New York, 1969); Kate Millett, Sexual Politics (London, 1970); Ti-Grace Atkinson, Amazon Odyssey (New York, 1974). We thank Rosi Braidotti, Utrecht, for bringing this point to our attention. Gitlin, The Sixties, 246; Juchler, Studentenbewegungen, 145; Jon Lee Anderson, Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Ufe {New York, 1997).

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