If you read In The Eye of The Beholder you may remember a reference to the Communard Road that goes through one of the Opera Garnier basements. Check out this blog concerning new events related to the Paris Commune.
The New York Times posted an interesting article about the Paris Commune last Thursday. Those of you who know that my novel Paris In Ruins is set in that time period – how could you miss that bit of information? – will know that 1871 was a tumultuous time pitting citizen against citizen on the streets of Paris. Apparently, there are Parisians who think that particular revolution should never have been quashed.
A couple of quotes to entice you to read the article.
..as France has been rocked by a series of social movements in recent years, the story of the Paris Commune has made a comeback, with protesters making connections between today’s struggles and those of a century and a half ago.
It is a historical event that backs up new grass-roots demands…
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