Explaining 1968

Publication Date: January 2008

Publisher: Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace; Financial Times

Author(s): Niall Ferguson

Research Area: Politics

Keywords: History; Culture

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The significance of the baby boomers protests in 1968 can be difficult to explain to today's generation, but by looking beyond the Vietnam War and the escalation of the rights of students, blacks, and women we can paint a more complete picture of what was really going on in the United States and abroad, and why.