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America: French Revolution Lessons

February 12, 2019

America: French Revolution Lessons.

I am posting an excellent authoritative review of conditions that preceded and unfolded during the historic French Revolution, starting in 1789 and ending in 1799. 

Most Americans have some awareness of the occurrence of this stunning and cataclysmic historic event. However, it is likely that very few understand the many social, economic, political, religious and cultural factors that were involved in this bloody implosion of France. 

I have read about the French Revolution in numerous places. But, never have I encountered the vivid cascade of historical details of the French Revolution in the way that author James Watkins has provided in his 2016 article on this topic.

James Watkins writes with an unflinchingly detailed style that almost drags the reader into the terrifying events of this human catastrophe. Yet, Watkins artistically writes in a way that does not sacrifice a rigorous scholarly treatment of the French Revolution. 

This article is an important work not because I believe America is poised to under-go a French-like Revolution.

It is important because many similar elements of decline are now increasingly apparent in our own socioculture. There are enough similarities to spark intelligent concern that our Founding Father’s America may not long endure.

Please give James Watkins’ article a thoughtful review and see what you think.

Take note of the economic problems that France faced at the time of its great revolution; corruption, widespread sexual licentiousness, sociopathic personalities of the revolutionaries and anarchists, atheism, persecution and murder of believers and clergy, and the spread of superstitious beliefs within the population.

See that a small cadre of leader’s gave many speeches to citizens that were designed to raise their emotional passions against “traitors”. Traitors were defined as, among other things; the rich, intellectuals, influential people and anyone who was identified as opposed to the revolution and its egalitarian/communist ideology. 

Finally, do not over-look that in the end, the revolution consumed itself with the murder of approximately 300,000 citizens; including many of its own revolutionary leaders.

https://owlcation.com/humanities/The-FRench-Revolution-Cause-and-Effect

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D., 2/12/19


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