Memories of 1968 Prompt Sarkozy Retreat

In response to youth protests across the Continent, the French President is backing down from key initiatives in hopes of cooling the atmosphere

As disparate but linked militant youth protests simultaneously erupt in a number of countries across the continent, French President Nicholas Sarkozy has retreated on two controversial pieces of domestic legislation out of fear that a spectre is haunting Europe—the spectre of 1968.

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