The Memory Chalet - Part Two: Revolutionaries, Work Summary & Analysis

Tony Judt
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Part Two: Revolutionaries, Work Summary and Analysis

Revolutionaries: During the 1960s, it was trendy to be considered a social revolutionary. Judt himself went to many demonstrations and protests against what he believed to be an oppressive government. He recalls having a paint bomb explode in his pocket before a first date and wishing desperately that the red liquid had been blood - all the better to impress his date with. But the "revolutions" that Cambridge was a part of had been amicable with the police (the authority figures of the time), even friendly. For Judt, being part of a social movement was a bourgeois activity afforded to many students who were already part of the social elite. He mentions political activist Raymond Aron who practically despised college-aged revolutionaries for their penchant to view social change as "fun" and "trendy" rather than as...

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