By Carole Fink, Philipp Gassert, Detlef Junker, Daniel S. Mattern
1968: the realm reworked offers a global viewpoint at the such a lot tumultuous yr within the period of the chilly conflict. Authors from Europe and the USA clarify why the crises of 1968 erupted virtually concurrently in greatly diverse cultures and societies. jointly, the eighteen chapters supply an interdisciplinary and comparative method of the increase and fall of protest activities around the globe by means of integrating diplomacy, the position of media, and the cross-cultural trade of individuals and ideas into the worldwide heritage of 1968.
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95 In Western Europe, the struggle against the status quo was also fought in the name of freedom, ~emocracy, and self-determination. In contrast to the fight against political repression in Eastern Europe, the protests in the West were aimed at expanding personal emancipation and grassroots democracy. A generation of twenty- and thirty-year-olds that had grown up in peace and relative prosperity and in the belief that f:reedow and wealth brought personal fulfillment had come to recognize that Western societies were incomplete dep10cracies that had failed to live up to their self91 See Kramer's chapter.
As a personal adviser to LBJ, he had served as a sort of "de facto assistant secretary for Europe" from 1965 to 1967 and had watched with growing alarm the administration's absorption in Vietnam and the breakdown of the European alliance. Originally a hawk on Vietnam - in 1965 he had instructed Johnson to stop whining and get on with the war - he had eventually concluded that Vietnam was draining American resources and diverting it from what should be its top priorities, and he joined Harriman in working for a change in policy.
Speaking to congressional leaders on January 31, the president speculated that the Communists had launched "one large determined offensive ... " Their hope, he added, was to make the American people conclude: "We can't do that. " 17 Facing possible crises across the globe, the administration had few forces at its disposal. The "half-war" in Vietnam consumed ten of its twenty-three divisions. Units in Korea and Europe had been stripped of officers and men with critical skills to support those in Vietnam.