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Prelude to Revolution
France in May 1968
A riveting eye-witness account of the 1968 Paris student-worker revolt that shook France and threatened the very roots of capitalism.

"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.


Reviews

  • "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

  • "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