See You at the Barricades! Three Books That Revive the Memory of the Paris Commune
Date Written: 14/07/2016
Year Published: 2016
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX19748
For socialists and communists of over a century, the Paris Commune was a defining event. From March 18 to May 28 in 1871, following the collapse of the French Republic and the Prussian siege of the capital, the Communards swore to defend Paris until they were overwhelmed by the French army itself. Karl Marx himself called the temporary self-government of the population the "dictatorship of the proletariat."