1968: Revolutionary year

John Molyneux


As Marx says at the beginning of The CommunistManifesto the class struggle which runs throughhistory is ‘an uninterrupted, now hidden, nowopen fight’. It does not move in a gradually rising steadyline upwards. Rather it rumbles on at a subterraneanlevel, taking hesitant steps into the light followed byretreats back underground and then renewed surges.Sometimes it oscillates sharply up and down, andsometimes it explodes. It is always a battle: they attackus and we resist; we resist and they counter attack.The war is always waged on many fronts – economic,political, ideological and military - and over manydifferent issues, small and great.

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