James writes:

In a thread of smart comments, Sir Alistair Horne writes in with praise for Commune Plus One (comment #30):

I was exhilarated to read the excellent and provocative piece by James Panero on Occupied Wall Street and the Paris Commune. And of course also delighted to be singled out for mention.

This note has particular meaning. I was inspired to write "Commune Plus One" after reading Sir Alistair's book, which in addition to presenting a penetrating history of those 72 days in Paris in 1871, also draws a connection to the student uprisings of 1968.

Sir Alistair tells me that his book The Fall of Paris, The Siege, and the Commune 1870-1871 is still in print from Penguin after forty years.