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I think that the French Revolution is a bit of a "nasty" myth Ludy, even for the French. After all it was a hell of a mess with much unseemly behaviour. Even though politically and ideologically it had some sound ideas....some less sound.

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Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:22 pm
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My point was precisely that all myths have shady sides. Any nation grounds its identity on myths, and is thus oblivious to the seamy side of that myth : the massacres and bloodsheds and so on. I don't really see your point here.

Now, were the backlashes of the French revolution worse than in any other nation ? Was it worse than the genocide of the Native people in the USA ? It is a matter of personal interpretations.

I personally think that the colateral damages are outshone by the tremedous contribution of the Revolutionary ideal to our World.

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Incidentally it reminds me of a comment on an article about Knox's Thanksgiving at home : "is she going to carve the turkey ?"

This made my day.

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Hopefully some of this is to your help, BelleReverie.

It is most interesting to receive perspectives from different parts of the world - the US, England, Australia and France! :book:

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Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:05 pm
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