One of the most famous radical leaders of his time recreates and evokes through personal experience a story that runs through the great focal points of the ’60s mood: Vietnam, Che Guevara’s murder in Bolivia, and 1968 Paris. Major players in this memoir include Malcolm X, Henry Kissinger, John Lennon, and Bertrand Russell.
1968 and after: Inside the revolution
Writer, journalist and film-maker Tariq Ali was born in Lahore in 1943. He owned his own independent television production company, Bandung, which produced programmes for Channel 4 in the UK during the 1980s. He is a regular broadcaster on BBC Radio and contributes articles and journalism to magazines and newspapers including The Guardian and the London Review of Books. He is editorial director of London publishers Verso and is on the board of the New Left Review, for whom he is also an editor. He writes fiction and non-fiction and his non-fiction includes 1968: Marching in the Streets (1998), a social history of the 1960s; Conversations with Edward Said (2005); Rough Music: Blair, Bombs, Baghdad, London, Terror (2005); and Speaking of Empire and Resistance (2005), which takes the form of a series of conversations with the author.