2 thoughts on “Quote Of The Day

  1. If anyone is tempted to rescue the aristos in this case a la the Scarlet Pimpernel, I can recommend gloves and bleach….. :^)

  2. And remember that Robespierre was ultimately eaten by the beast he uncaged and fed. The lawyer and politician was also author of “Vice and Terror”, justifying condemnation and execution without trial or testimony.

    “If virtue be the spring of a popular government in times of peace, the spring of that government during a revolution is virtue combined with terror: virtue, without which terror is destructive; terror, without which virtue is impotent. Terror is only justice prompt, severe and inflexible; it is then an emanation of virtue; it is less a distinct principle than a natural consequence of the general principle of democracy, applied to the most pressing wants of the country … The government in a revolution is the despotism of liberty against tyranny.”

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