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.