Legacy and Impact of the American New Left: National and International Influence
Frédéric ROBERT, PhD

This article analyzes the legacy and impact of the Sixties New Left both at the national and international levels. Indeed, its reformist and revolutionary years, which almost spanned a ten-year-period (1960-1970), have marked Western societies forever. Moreover, the paper shows that the Sixties protesters have sown the seeds of protest for the generations to come and left some remains in society that public opinion now takes for granted. The article also insists on the fact that both American and European movements learnt from each other, although each of them wanted to be considered the main source of inspiration for the other activists.

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