While Europe Slept - Part 2 pp 96 - 111 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2 pp 96 - 111 Summary and Analysis

According the the author, the 68ers, Europe's version of the sixties generation shaped the political correctness that is the establishment today. They protested French's involvement in Viet Nam and then the United State's conflict there. The difference between these protesters and the American Vietnam protesters was that the Americans grew up. The French and the other 68'ers grew older but continued to protest and behave like teenagers and walking around with an imaginary "badge of honor."

It isn't hard to understand why Europeans want to avoid war at all costs—after all, both World Wars were fought on European soil. Contrary to Americans, Europeans want to ignore tyranny to prevent war. As a result, they have become the most politically correct people and believe in dialogue and philosophical conversation about issues, rather than face the reality...

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