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  • proper n. A period in France of radical social and political upheaval which saw the country change from a monarchy to a democratic republic (1789-1799).

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  • n. the revolution in France against the Bourbons; 1789-1799


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  • Wordsworth only knew that the peace had failed, so he wrote about the French Revolution, “As it Appeared to Enthusiasts at its Commencement”:

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  • By the early nineteenth century, fears generated by the French Revolution had subsided and Catholic emancipation (1829) led to a campaign to end Jewish disabilities.

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  • In the aftermath of the French Revolution, the political culture of France remodeled Italy even more profoundly than its cuisine.


  • By contrast the left, from the French Revolution onward, has argued for the rights of all human beings.

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  • As France marks Bastille Day, the beginning of the French Revolution, President Jacques Chirac added his voice to those who are questioning Israel's motives here.

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  • We don't know for sure that nobody will eventually emerge from the insurgency as a charismatic leader -- Bonaparte didn't emerge until about six years into the French Revolution -- but we're probably worse off without a centralized command.

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  • More evidence, if such were necessary, that the political vocabulary, and habits of thought, that we all inherited from the French Revolution need to be junked.

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  • Wagner and Nietzsche form a major part of our common Europe-rooted culture: the Nazi movement grew out of European history just as the French Revolution did.


  • The failed attempt to create coercive utopias—that is, heavens on earth—on the basis of dogmatic designs of truly cosmic brazenness perverted the rational and the idealistic impulses unleashed in Europe some two hundred years ago by the French Revolution.

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