In 1967, Haight-Ashbury hosted theSummer of Love. In 1969, upstate New York became the Woodstock Nation. In 1968, a year bracketed by marijuana smoke and good vibrations, the world -- especially the world of youth -- exploded into the Theater of Revolution. Chicago. Paris. Prague. Mexico City. Berkeley and ) the London School of Economics. Everywhere and all at once, students rose in protest and revolt. Red and black flags, mycelia of defiance, sprouted overnight. France ground to a standstill. Charles de Gaulle tottered. Lyndon Johnson left politics. To revolution's fervid practitioners, it was 1848 and the 1871 Paris Commune rolled...

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