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07/16/2004 Archived Entry: ""Bastille Day and the French Revolution""

GOOD WEEKEND READ. "Bastille Day and the French Revolution" by Dr. Miguel Faria. The French Revolution had so many twists, turns, double-crosses and factions that its hard for most of us to tell the Girondists from the Jacobins or to remember who killed Marat killed Danton killed Robespierre killed ... whoever, because they did one hell of a lot of killing and largely of guys they'd been snuggling under the covers with two weeks earlier. But Dr. Faria makes high theater out of those events while also showing why modern America makes a big mistake when it tries to graft "equality and fraternity" onto "liberty," as the French did.

Posted by Claire @ 09:38 PM CST

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