News - 14 Luglio Social Collision and Protest: 1968 vs. 2020. Have We Learned Anything Yet? Comparisons can only go so far; we must also consider the differences. 1968 was the era of the expansion of liberal ideology in all areas: human relations, civil rights, sexual identity, anti-war, ecology. Today, in the era of Trump, the US seems to promote the expansion of reactionary/fascist ideology. Witness the rise of Trump clones such as Matteo Salvini, Jair Bolsonaro, Narendra Modi and Boris Johnson.