The Legacy of 1968: A European Perspective

Today’s podcast features a lecture by Daniel Cohn-Bendit, European politician, member of the European Parliament, and Co-president of hte European Greens/European Free Alliance Group in the European Parliament. Daniel Cohn-Bendit was a leader of the 1968 student protests in France, at which time he was known as “Dany the Red” both on account of his politics and the color of his hair. He delivered the Max Kade Lecture at Boston University – The Legacy of 1968: A European Perspective – on March 18, 2008. The lecture was introduced by Stanley Hoffmann, Paul and Catherine Buttenwieser University Professor at Harvard University.

This lecture aired on WBUR, New England’s largest public radio station, on Sunday, April 13, 2008. We are grateful to WBUR for making the recording available to EU for You. We are grateful also the Max Kade Foundation for their generous support of this event.


Daniel Cohn-Bendit (official site)

Interview with BU Today

Video of entire event on BUniverse

Stop the Comparisons with 1968 (an interview with Antonia Schafer)

The Elusive Legacy of 1968 (commentary by Daniel Cohn Bendit)


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