Thursday, March 31, 2011

Quote of the Month

Writes Mr. Gareth Russell over at his weblog Confessions of a Ci-Devant:

[W]hy did the revolution occur under the rule of one of the most benign and liberal monarchs in French history? The myth of royal repression in the years immediately preceding the revolution is exactly that. It's a post-justifying myth to legitimise what was essentially a bourgeoisie coup locked in an abusive marriage with the frankly terrifying spectre of mob mentality and street violence.

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