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After Paris
Malik, Kenan
Some have seen the terrorism as the consequence of French foreign policy in Syria. Yet we should be wary of seeing these attacks as a response, however perverted, to French, or Western, foreign policy...
All That Is Solid Melts Into Air: The Experience of Modernity
Berman, Marshall
Berman examines the clash of classes, histories, and clutures in the modern world, and ponders our prospects for coming to terms with the relationship between a liberating social and philosophical ide...
Down and Out in Paris and London
Orwell, George
Life near the bottom in France and England in the early 1930s.
French Revolution 1968
Seale, Patrick, & McConville, Maureen
Seale and McConville set out to relate what happened during the May 1968 revolt in France, to set the explosion in its context of French politics, and to single out what they take to be the original a...
Karl Marx's Theory of Revolution: Volume I: State and Bureaucracy
Draper, Hal
A wide-ranging and thorough exposition of Marx's views on democracy.
Karl Marx's Theory of Revolution: Volume II: The Politics of Social Classes
Draper, Hal
Draper ranges through the development of the thought of Marx and Engels on the role of classes in society.
Live Working or Die Fighting: How the Working Class Went Global
Mason, Paul
Mason realtes a series of struggles for worker and human rights over the past two hundred years and compares them to current struggles.
May 1968 Graffiti
"Don't consume Marx, live him."
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 21, 2015: Climate Change and Social Change
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
This issue of Other Voices spotlights climate change, the escalating crisis that the upcoming Paris climate conference is supposed to address. But climate change is not a single problem: it is a produ...
Paris and London in the 18th Century: Studies in Popular Protest
Rude, George
Articles relating to popular protests and revolts breaking out in Paris and London during the eighteenth century.
The Paris Commune told in pictures
An illustrated history of the Paris Commune of 1871.
Paris: May 1968
Brinton, Maurice
This is an eyewitness account of two weeks spent in Paris during May 1968. It is what one person saw, heard or discovered during that short period.
Reflections on the Revolution in France: 1968
Posner, Charles (Editor)
In May 1968 France was on the threshold of something entirely new. In this 'pre-revolutionary situation' nothing went unquestioned. The writers, trade unionists and students who contribute to this vol...
Revolution in Paris
Engels, Friedrich
The bourgeoisie has made its revolution, it has toppled Guizot and with him the exclusive rule of the Stock Exchange grandees. Now, however, in the second act of the struggle, it is no longer one sect...
'68: The Year of the Barricades
Caute, David
Caute's book looks at the explosive year 1968 (while situating it in the context of what had led up to it). One of the great strengths of this excellent book is that it looks at what was happening aro...
Storming Heaven: 1968 Revisted
Ali, Tariq
The eruptions of 1968 challenged the power structures north and south, east and west. Countries in each continent were infected with the desire for change. Hope reigned supreme.
Why Do Jihadis Seem So Evil?
Malik, Kenan
The day before the Paris carnage, two suicide bombers killed at least 40 people in a Shia district of Beirut. The week after, two suicide bombings of street markets in Nigeria killed 49 people. Faced ...
Worker-Student Action Committees France May '68
Gregoire, R.; Perlman, F.
An account of the May-June 1968 events in Paris. The authors state that "our intention is not to 'clarify' the sequence of events which took place in France in order to make possible a ritual repetiti...

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Bureau of Public Secrets
Articles from a Situationist perspective.

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Bussy-Saint-Georges, the town with built-in religious harmony
Le Bars, Stephanie
Planners hope construction of a multi-faith district will bring together the citizens of a new town near Paris.