Episode

6/16 Kristin Ross: The Meaning of the Paris Commune

June 16, 2015

New York University Professor and author of the recent book, Communal Luxury: The Political Imaginary of the Paris Commune, Kristin Ross,  explains the political and historical importance of the Paris Commune. The fierce anti state and worker empowered politics that fueled the Paris commune. The different meanings of the word commune. How did the Paris Commune govern? The Commune as a political experiment. The problem with the politics of second guessing movements. Also what is the politics of communal luxury?

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