The 1968 revolts in France live in popular memory as the country's most significant political moment in the twentieth century. In this extensive interview, Grey Anderson urges us to turn our attention instead a decade earlier to 1958 and the fall of the Fourth Republic. Anderson argues that the Fourth Republic's demise was a coup that allowed de Gaulle to seize power and crush his oppostion.
Louis Althusser critiques Michel Verret's response to the May 1968 uprisings, and in so doing indirectly critiques the French Communist Party's handling of the situation. Available for the first time in English.