Monday, January 9, 2012

Playwright Portrait, Steve Cossen, Excerpt from Paris Commune


The Playwright Steve Cossen, 2006
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Paris Commune

LOUISE MICHEL
Citizens! Power shared is true freedom. It is time that fraternity replaces charity, and federation replaces hierarchy! If I were the only person saying all this, people could say that I was a pathological case. But there are thousands of us now, millions, none of whom gives a damn about authority. You see? Do you see?! It’s a simple thing. Don’t beg for your place in the world, take it!

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