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Rosemary Bechler is a mainsite editor of openDemocracy

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Left radicalism fifty years after 1968: the capitalist state and political science

We must grasp relations between politics, society and the economy more precisely, by appropriating the information and conceptual wealth in the entire spectrum of investigation into the institutionalized public realm.

Fifty years later, the spirit of the Catonsville Nine lives on

Those who burned hundreds of draft files to protest the Vietnam War deserve to be honored, remembered and emulated.

Rebirth of a small dark stranger: The Black Dwarf, the British New Left, and 1968

The radical newspaper Black Dwarf burst onto the scene in 1968 with an iconic cover. It didn't last but its spirit lives on.

1968: a revolution too early to judge

Screen Shot 2018-05-18 at 10.06.28.pngThe events of 1968 have been stripped of their meaning and are now more a symbol of capitulation than revolution. Accepting this is the first step to making its legacy relevant again. RU

 

The spirit of 1968 is inextinguishable – even 50 years later

This rebellious era shaped radical activists – and aggressive capitalists. What can we learn from 1968, for democratic change today?

Cool capitalism: changing the principles of protest

Advertising and marketing firms have helped to promote individuality through the image of 'cool', something that was harnessed at the time of the 1968 protests. How has this concept evolved and in what way will it alter the direction of protest today?

A recipe for revolution: Could 1968 happen today?

‘A lack of imagination is not having the imagination to see what’s missing’ - in this week's Friday Essay, Robert Gildea looks at 1968 and asks where the missing energy of 2013 is going to come from.

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