The commune. (Two issues: April 8 and April 27, 1968)

Manhattanville Station, New York: Commune, 1968. First and, apparently, only two issues of the Situationist-influenced newsletter, mimeographed on 8.5x11 inch sheets, first issue stapled to back of second, very good but for minor staple rust marks and faint fold crease. OCLC lists two holdings, at UC Davis and University of Virgina, each of which has the same two issues.

The first issue is a single sheet printed front and back, occasioned by the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and published four days after his death "With him died civil society, culture and bourgeois civilization... King was right when he called for the use of troops against Watts, for he knew that Watts was the opening phase of the revolution of life itself against all forms of oppression: bourgeois civilization itself was at stake. Now that King is dead responsibility falls to the radical bourgeois, the Jacobins of Black Power, to channel this hatred, to preserve bourgeois society. King's death exposes them to their own contradictions. For some the problem is: who will enjoy the fruits of the bourgeois tree? For others, and for ourselves, the problem is: who will destroy the roots of that tree?..." The second issue is six pages long, with discussion of student radicals, ghettoes and unions, and elections (mockery thereof; change can only come from forming committees of workers and tenants). The contents of issue 1 are appended to the table of contents for the second issue.

Cat.No: 164985

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