Reading guide for 1968 by Mark Kurlansky

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1968
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  • First Published:
    Dec 2003, 441 pages
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    Jan 2005, 464 pages

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Please be aware that this discussion guide may contain spoilers!

  1. How did the explosive worldwide social movements of 1968 make that year unique?
  2. What was the international impact of the civil rights movement on the events of 1968?
  3. What progress or setbacks have there been in the status of women since that time?
  4. How did television influence that year's events?
  5. How does the mass media of today differ from 1968's?
  6. What was the global significance of the Prague Spring?
  7. What events of 1968 would not occur today?
  8. How is it that such a tragic year arouses nostalgia in so many people?
  9. Was the world a better place before 1968, or do you feel there have been changes for the better since that year?
  10. What lessons might we learn from the events of 1968?

Unless otherwise stated, this discussion guide is reprinted with the permission of Random House. Any page references refer to a USA edition of the book, usually the trade paperback version, and may vary in other editions.

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