Articles Tagged ‘Revolution’

The trouble with revolutions

In the first chapter of The Scarlet Pimpernel, Baroness Emma Orczy paints a gruesome image of the dark side of revolutions. She writes that the people watching executions like a spectator sport are “a surging, seething, murmuring crowd of beings that are human only in name, for to the eye and ear they seem naught but savage creatures, animated by vile passions and by the lust of vengeance and hate.” And of those being executed, she writes, “Their ancestors had oppressed ... (Continue reading)

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