I was 21 and eager to experience the Paris of my intellectual heroes. In some ways, I got more than I asked for.
Frank Browning is an American author and former correspondent for National Public Radio. His most recent book is The Fate of Gender: Nature, Nurture and the Human Future. Other titles include The Culture of Desire: Paradox and Perversity in Gay Lives Today, and A Queer Geography: Journeys Toward a Sexual Self. He currently lives in Paris where he writes on the arts.
The pervasive posters, video-docs, street banners and public seminars in France are clear signs that millions want to remember 1968. But what do they want to remember? And how?