I enjoy doing posts where I ask simplistic questions about important intellectual developments, both because I like the abuse I incur and because sometimes I learn something.
So…what was the deal with the French Revolution? Did it have the effect of scaring despots in other countries into giving the peasants a bit more out of fear of being overthrown and executed? Is a reign of terror something we should be seriously considering now? Any thoughts would be welcome.
I know what Mao said so don’t bother with that one, smart guys.