For John, BLUF: Revolutions are very bloody and inefficient ways of settling differences over how an imperfect government will govern the People, who should be sovereign. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From Quartz, by Mr Oliver Staley, edited by Jessanne Collins, and produced by Luiz Romero, 13 July 2018.
The article has a jumble of facts that flow from the French Revolution, some edifying and some not.
- 16,594: Death sentences given to counter-revolutionaries during the Reign of Terror of 1793-94.
- Plus, up to 250,000 insurgents and 200,000 republicans met their deaths in the Vendée, a war which lasted from 1793-96.
- Plus, the millions who died in the Napoleonic Wars.
Regards — Cliff