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Laurent Fabius
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Laurent Fabius talks about the impact of May '68 in France.

Laurent Fabius talks about the impact his generation has made in politics. At 60, he would like to be nominated Socialist candidate for the Presidential elections next year but does his generation still have anything to offer?

May '68 was a political movement synonymous with the Baby Boom generation in France.

The post war generation rebelled against the values of their parents and sought freedom: political, cultural and sexual, on campuses across America, in the Grosvenor Square demonstration in London, but nowhere more notably than on the streets of Paris.

Paving slabs were thrown, tear gas was used and the revolt spread to workers and students all over France.

It was feared that the rebellion would bring down the French Government.

Laurent Fabius, leading member of the Socialist party and former Prime Minister, talks to Carrie Gracie about the impact May '68 had on his generation and the failure of the Left to make France a truly socialist country.

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