Todays book of the day is Communal Luxury: The Political Imaginary of the Paris Commune by Kristin Ross. We feature here an extract from an interview with the author Kristin Ross with Manu Goswami for Jacobin.
What can the Paris Commune offer to present struggles for emancipation?
At its most speculative reaches, “communal luxury” implies a set of criteria or system of valuation other than the one supplied by the market for deciding what a society values, what it counts as precious. Nature is valued not as a stockpile of resources but as an end in itself.. . . .