World: The Children's City

Five weeks ago, rebellious students seized the Sorbonne, France's historic university center of learning and culture since medieval times, and detonated the uprising of students and workers across France. The rebels have held the university ever since, creating a unique, communal society within the sanctuary of the Sorbonne. TIME Correspondent James Wilde last week reported the scene:

Probably not since the Children's Crusade has there been such a combination of revolutionary ardor and disorder. There were Trotskyites with their red flags, anarchists with their black ones, pro-Chinese with Maoist banners. Joining the...