Revolutionary groups after 1968: Some lessons drawn from a comparative analysis

Twentieth Century Communism - ISSN 1758-6437
Volume 2010 Number 2

Revolutionary groups after 1968: Some lessons drawn from a comparative analysis
Isabelle Sommier, pages -

Abstract

Comparing the most important ‘fighting organizations’ of the ‘1968 years’ (Action Directe in France, the Red Brigades in Italy, the Red Army Fraction in Germany, the Japanese Red Army and the Weather Underground Organization in the United States), this article examines their common origins in the upheavals of 1968 (educated protest, international solidarity, crisis of the traditional left) and their identical processes of radicalisation (factionalism and repression). Then, it seeks to understand their contrasting destinies in reference to their relations with the working class and the framing of the concept of ‘new fascism’.

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To cite this article
Isabelle Sommier (2010) Revolutionary groups after 1968: Some lessons drawn from a comparative analysis, Twentieth Century Communism, 2010(2), -

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