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Inspired by their perceptions of the Cultural Revolution and motivated by utopian hopes, French students and intellectuals incited grassroots social movements and reinvigorated French civic and cultural life in the 1960’s. But what did democracy have to do with Mao? Join Richard Wolin, Distinguished Professor of History, Comparative Literature, and Political Science at the Graduate Center, CUNY as he discusses his recent book, The Wind from the East: French Intellectuals, the Cultural Revolution, and the Legacy of the 1960s. Richard Wolin’s books include Heidegger’s Children and The Seduction of Unreason. His articles and reviews have appeared in Dissent, The Nation, and The New Republic.

Added by Center for the Humanities on September 3, 2010