Some years are bigger than others. On current form, 2018 is shaping up to be one that’ll linger longer in the memory. But it still has some way to go if it’s to beat 1968. Journalist Mark Kurlansky managed to get a weighty, brilliant book out of it, 1968: The Year That Shook The World.
The Paris riots, the Prague Spring, the Tet offensive, the assassination of Martin Luther King… the Sixties dream was under attack, the mood febrile. Culturally, it was significant too: Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey blew minds, The Beatles’ White Album was released, Led Zeppelin formed.
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