Liquidating May '68? Generational Trajectories of the 2007 Presidential Candidates

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Nicolas Sarkozy's successful 2007 presidential campaign culminated with an appeal to ‘liquidate’ the heritage of the revolt of May 1968. Through an examination of the trajectories of all candidates at the 2007 election, this article seeks to explain the controversy around Sarkozy's remarks in terms of the broader impact of the ‘’68 years’ on a generation of both right and left born in the postwar period.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-159
Number of pages17
JournalModern and Contemporary France
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 8 Apr 2008


  • French History
  • French Politics
  • French Literature
  • Postwar
  • Presidential Campaign


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