WW archiveIssue 461
19 December 2002
The Paris Commune was the world's first example of a workers' state, albeit short-lived. Ian Donovan looks at the lessons for the 21st century
A meeting took place between members of the Scottish Socialist Party executive committee and the Socialist Worker platform steering committee on Thursday December 12. According to SSP national secretary Allan Green, EC members "expressed disappointment" that the SW platform "failed to deal with the main questions" in the letter from the executive (see 'Falling out in Scotland' Weekly Worker December 12).
Ian Donovan responds to the furore over the letter published in Weekly Worker 459
Eric Hobsbawm, 'Interesting times: a 20th century life', London 2002, pp 448, £20
Stephen Jay Gould, 'The structure of evolutionary theory', Belknap/Harvard University Press, 2002, pp1,433, £27.50
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