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France's False Revolution

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France's False Revolution

France's False Revolution

France's False Revolution

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—NPR's Jennifer Ludden reports from Paris, where thirty years ago the capital was besieged by violent student protests. The protesters were demanding a more open university system, and in a show of solidarity, ten million workers went on strike. The disturbances helped push President Charles de Gaulle from office, and dramatically changed French society. Yet amid the nostalgia some feel for the protests, many French are questioning the consequences of "the false revolution".

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