Prelude to Revolution: France in May 1968

Prelude to Revolution: France in May 1968

by Daniel Singer
     
 

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"Daniel Singer is the left's most brilliant arsonist. He sets ablaze whole forests of desiccated clichés about 'the end of history' and 'the triumph of the market' in order to light the way forward for the next generation of radical thinkers and activists."—Mike Davis

An essential firsthand account of the May 1968 upheaval in France.

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"Daniel Singer is the left's most brilliant arsonist. He sets ablaze whole forests of desiccated clichés about 'the end of history' and 'the triumph of the market' in order to light the way forward for the next generation of radical thinkers and activists."—Mike Davis

An essential firsthand account of the May 1968 upheaval in France.

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"If Marx had been living in Paris during May 1968, he might have written this book."—New Republic

"An intimate and intricate account of the events in Paris by one who knew almost every cobblestone in the Latin Quarter."
—Michael Foot

"Daniel Singer is the left's most brilliant arsonist. He sets ablaze whole forests of dessicated cliches about the end of history' and the triumph of the market' in order to light the way forward for the next generation of radical thinkers and activists." -- Mike Davis

"Daniel Singer is the premier progressive interpreter of European affairs. His courageous vision and sophisticated analysis gives us hope even in this ice age of fashionable neoliberalism and conservatism." -- Cornel West

"I can think of no journalist more versed, more hip to what is happening in Europe today than Daniel Singer. -- Studs Terkel

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781608462735
Publisher:
Haymarket Books
Publication date:
07/09/2013
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
504
Sales rank:
1,166,930
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author


Daniel Singer (September 26, 1926 – December 2, 2000) was a socialist writer and journalist. He was best known for his articles for The Nation in the United States and for The Economist in Britain, serving for decades as a European correspondent for each magazine. Gore Vidal described Singer as "one of the best, and certainly the sanest, interpreters of things European for American readers", with a "Balzacian eye for human detail."

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