May 1968

Henri Cartier-Bresson - The Sorbonne University under student occupation. 5th arrondissement. Paris. France. May 1968.

Henri Cartier-Bresson – The Sorbonne University under student occupation. 5th arrondissement. Paris. France. May 1968.

“No revolution, yet many symptoms of one. Whoever, living through those days in France, dared to stick his neck outside the safety of his room has plenty to see and to learn. It was not just a question of barricades, of tear gas in eyes, or the noise of concussion grenades. Peering through the yellowish atmosphere left by the gas, he could perceive what happens to a society when history quickens its pace, when the levers of power do not seem to respond to their masters, when factories stand idle while many minds work on their own; in short, when the seemingly passive masses suddenly occupy the center of the political stage. Students of political science learned more about the nature of society in a few weeks in the street than they had learned in years of lecture halls. In a sense they learned all sorts of things conventional university is designed not to teach them. And they were not alone. A whole nation had a refresher course in The State and Revolution.”

– Daniel Singer, Prelude to Revolution: France in May 1968

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