There was keen anticipation for this book’s release and the author does succeed in presenting many of the positive aspects of the Paris Commune. However, this work suffers from gaping factual errors, poor analysis of events, and an inaccessible writing style that too often gets in the way of a clear account of what were the best lessons from the Paris Commune of 1871.
A short biography of one of the revolutionaries of the Paris Commune, a writer who’s funeral was attended by 10,000 and the appearance of the coffin greeted by cries of “Long Live the Commune! Long Live the Social Revolution! Long Live Anarchy!”