Are we facing a revolution in France? If I am to believe my leftist comrades then yes, it has arrived in the form of the Nuit Debout movement and the revolt is supposedly even blowing in this direction. Some even speak of a new May '68. In unison with them I'm hoping this mobilization is more than a mere echo of trade union protest against austerity and against the mismanagement of a weak government. Such a mobilization can be successful and can even cause a government to fall but that doesn't mean it is a manifestation of an historical turning point as was the case with '68 much less a total revolution to a new society as in 1789. In France however every strike and every demonstration is a bit of a revolution, albeit in a folkloric way.