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The 1871 Paris Commune as a Model of Revolt

Lecture no. 4 from the course: The Rise of Communism: From Marx to Lenin

The 1871 Paris Commune as a Model of Revolt

Taught by Professor Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius | 24 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses

Investigate the violent upheaval of the Paris Commune in 1871: a political experiment that lasted a mere 10 weeks. The Paris Commune would make Marx one of the most feared and hated men in the world; although it failed, Marx considered it a living example of the “dictatorship of the proletariat.”


November 9, 2019