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The Paris Commune at 150: Marx’s Civil War in France

Jules Legendre, of Révolution – the French section of the International Marxist Tendency – discusses the inspiring, yet tragic, historical episode of the Paris Commune, explaining the lessons that revolutionaries must draw from it for today.

For two months, between March and May 1871, the armed workers of Paris, surrounded by enemies on all sides, took their destiny into their own hands and demonstrated that it was possible for the workers to democratically lead society, without capitalists, without bankers. or even without a standing army.

In his brilliantly concise and penetrating speeches, written in the heat of events themselves, Karl Marx succeeds in distilling the experience of the Commune down to its most fundamental elements, outlining in the process a program for the revolutionaries of tomorrow. 150 years later,The Civil War in France by Marx – available now from Wellred Books – remains an invaluable resource for workers around the world.


The Paris Commune at 150: Marx’s Civil War in France

For two months, between March and May 1871, the armed workers of Paris, surrounded by enemies on all sides, took their destiny into their own hands and demonstrated that it was possible for the workers to democratically lead society, without capitalists, without bankers. or even without a standing army.

In his brilliantly concise and penetrating speeches, written in the heat of events themselves, Karl Marx succeeds in distilling the experience of the Commune down to its most fundamental elements, outlining in the process a program for the revolutionaries of tomorrow. 150 years later,The Civil War in France by Marx – available now from Wellred Books – remains an invaluable resource for workers around the world.