TOO EARLY, TOO LATE (Jean-Marie Straub, Danièle Huillet, 1981)

“If the [1871 Paris] Commune with its aspirations for fraternity came too early, [socialistic* French Revolutionary agitator François-Noël] Babeuf in his turn came too late.” — Frederick Engels in a letter to Karl Kautsky, Feb. 20, 1889 * Babeuf: “Nature has given to every man the right to the enjoyment of an equal share in […]