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Kropotkin, P. (1927). The Great French Revolution, 1789-1793 (N. F. Dryhurst, Trans.) New York: Vanguard Printings. (Original work published 1909) CHAPTER XXV THE SECTIONS OF PARIS UNDER THE NEW MUNICIPAL LAW Commune of Paris-Permanence of sectional assemblies-Distrust of executive power-Local power necessary to carry out Revolution-National Assembly tries to lessen power of districts-Municipal law of May-June 1790-Impotence of attacks of Assembly-Municipal law ignored-Sections the center of revolutionary initiative-Civic committees-Increasing power of sections-Charity-bureaux and charity workshops administered by sections-Cultivation of waste land OUR contemporaries have allowed themselves to be so won over to ideas of subjection to the centralized State that the very idea of communal independence-to call it "autonomy" would not be enough-which was current in 1789, seems arrange nowadays. M. L. Foubert,...


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