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1968: liberty or its illusion?

By Tom Chatfield  

1968 looms large in the history of modern times, and in our sense of what it means to be modern. And small wonder. This was the year that saw the Tet offensive and My Lai massacre in Vietnam, the murders of Martin Luther King Jr and Bobby Kennedy, Enoch Powell’s “rivers of blood” speech and the legalisation of abortion in Britain, the signing of the first nuclear non-proliferation treaty and Soviet tanks rolling into Prague, “Hey Jude” at number one worldwide and Nixon elected US president, the killing of dozens of protestors before the opening of the Mexico Olympics and…

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