Item #6901 Paris: May 1968. Solidarity Pamphlet No. 30. Maurice Brinton.

Paris: May 1968. Solidarity Pamphlet No. 30

[London]: Solidarity, [1969]. Side-stapled in wraps. 44 pp. 8 1/2 x 11 in. Minor edge wear and discoloration on cover; else near fine. Item #6901

A radical left-wing pamphlet demonstrating the impact of the events of Paris 1968 on British leftists.

This pamphlet is a detailed, first-hand account of the two weeks from May 6 to 20, 1968. Though the text is uncredited, its author is widely believed to be Maurice Brinton, one of several pseudonyms used by neuroscientist and avid socialist writer Chris Pallis, who for a period was the leading intellectual associated with Solidarity, a UK-based libertarian-socialist organization that published a magazine of the same name.

The 1968 student protests in France resonated with leftists beyond French borders. Many British students and activists were on the ground in Paris in May 1968, and their testimonies helped to transmit revolutionary ideas in Britain and internationally. Alternative publications like Solidarity were critical in this process.

Price: $250.00