Books: Unprepared for Revolution

OBSOLETE COMMUNISM: THE LEFT-WING ALTERNATIVE by Daniel and Gabriel Cohn-Bendit. 255 pages. McGraw-Hill. $5.95.

During "the Days of May," as Frenchmen call the chaotic weeks last year when France lay paralyzed by radical students and workers, much of the revolutionary fervor was provided by Daniel Cohn-Bendit, a chubby sociology student of German descent. They called him "Danny the Red"—not only because of his shock of reddish hair but because of the ideas with which he fired his fellow enrages. Dismayed by society, they demanded nothing short of a complete overthrow of the system. Now Cohn-Bendit, banished from France after his abortive attempt...

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