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…A bit like Henry Kissinger’s theory of rising expectations and tangible improvements resulting in revolution and insurrection if the pace is not fast enough. That is, violence when living conditions are actually improving, a kind of wry irony on the … Continue reading
Kind of a cute piece by Elizabeth Renzetti anything that questions the absolute divinity of J.C. is always an attention getter. And it is amusing to see how he has been appropriated within the context of presidential elections and various … Continue reading
“He taught us to be free.” Although he was an absolutist, not especially reasonable, and anything but a revolutionary, Voltaire fought absolutism, embodies the Age of Reason, and made the Revolution inevitable. He died at the dawn of the industrial … Continue reading
Its Italy. It runs by its own logic.This past week has seen a collision with the past present and future. The priest blesses the horse, and then the Palio, the famous break-neck, bareback horse race around Siena’s main piazza takes … Continue reading
Rioting and roaring mobs have part of humankind’s lot since time immemorial. Hate, blood-thirst, looting and pillaging have historically required minimal incitement to break a state of uneasy peace. For centuries mobs have risen and destroyed, from the Roman Empire, … Continue reading