May ’68 was the largest mass movement in French history, the biggest strike in the history of the French workers’ movement, and the only “general” insurrection the overdeveloped world has known since World War II. No professional sector, no category of worker was unaffected by the strike; no region, city, or village in France was untouched.
Marxism is a methodology used to analyze history and societies, with the purpose of producing scientific knowledge of particular social formations. This knowledge is then used to intervene in the class struggle of the social formation. I place emphasis on intervention, because Marxism is, at its best, a critical tool that can be used to change the world.