In February 1968, the public broadcaster SFB aired a panel discussion to discuss whether the members of the former Extra-Parliamentary Opposition (APO) were better democrats or more so anarchists. The discussion group consisted of the following participants: Herbert Hausen (SFB), Ulrike Marie Meinhof (Konkret), Eberhard Koerting (RIAS), Jürgen Engert (Der Abend), Wolfgang Lefevre (SDS) und Carl Guggomos (Berliner Extradienst).
The members of APO, mostly students, were extremely anti-governmental and overcritical of authorities and their manipulation of society. They distanced themselves from the existing society and wanted to destroy it in order to create a new and better society. They argued, for example, for the reduction of armaments and the promotion of education.
Aspect ratio: 4:3
Original sound: yes
Source: rbb – from ” Bessere Demokraten oder Anarchisten?“, SFB, 22.02.1968