The Legacy of the Paris Commune June 3

Event Dates: 
06/03/21

Thursday, June 3, 1pm US Central Time

Join a panel of authors to discuss the enduring legacy of the great Paris Commune and its lessons for today.

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In March 1871, in the aftermath of France’s defeat in the Franco-Prussian War, ordinary Parisians rose up and took control of their city for themselves. The Paris Commune only lasted for a little over two months, but during that time the Communards enacted a remarkable number of far-reaching democratic measures. The Commune was eventually drowned in blood by the old regime, but it had an enormous impact on the international socialist and working-class movement. Marx wrote The Civil War in France praising the Commune’s achievements, which remained inspirational for generations of later socialists.

On its 150th anniversary, join us for a discussion of the Commune’s accomplishments and weaknesses, and the lessons it holds for the radical left today.

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For more information, visit www.havenswrightcenter.wisc.edu or email Patrick Barrett at barrett@wisc.edu