[Marxism] on the Lincoln debate - my two cents worth

Alan Bradley alanb1000 at yahoo.com
Sun Dec 2 14:35:35 MST 2012


From: "Graham Milner"
> 'Storming of the Fifty Thousand Bastilles', 1789. Peasants seize landed estates in rural France, after
> 'symbolic' taking of the Bastille prison by townspeople in Paris on July 14th, 1789. Landlords and their
> families driven out of estates, or lynched, by revolutionary peasants. Many dispossessed landlords
> assemble outside France to plot counter-revolution.

The obvious next question: to what extent was this reversed during the counter-revolutions - Thermidorian, Bonapartist and Royalist?

If the answer boils down to "not substantially", then the claim that "the French revolution was not a revolution" makes no damn sense whatsoever.




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