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Claire Provost

Claire Provost is editor of 50.50 covering gender, sexuality and social justice.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

"Demand the impossible": what the left should learn from 1968

The legacy of 1968 is about the future of a united Europe and the left.

#MeToo and human liberation

"My hope is that now men will once again put at the forefront of their personal agenda the unlearning of dysfunctional masculinity that will expunge the power and control mandate."

The everyday power of movement activism

Activism is normal; what’s strange is that we don’t see it that way.

Rethinking AI through the politics of 1968

We need to pursue a political philosophy that was embraced in '68, of living the new society through authentic action in the here and now.

The Chomsky paradox: the responsibility of intellectuals, revisited

Locating Chomsky’s linguistics and politics ‘in their historical perspective’ sharpens many issues for their wider relevance today, including that of the responsibility of intellectuals.

1968: The revolution that will not die

How conservatives won the counter-revolution after 1968—and how they might lose.

Theodor Adorno and the Prague Spring 1968

There was nearly society-wide consensus that as a power, the communist party could create a more democratic and humane society than those in western liberal capitalism.

Everything that is wrong is the fault of '68: regaining cultural hegemony by trashing the left

In the burgeoning literature on the populist right, smouldering resentment has so far not been sufficiently appreciated and expressed.

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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