We are publishing here the first modern English translation of the report on police and other matters presented by Louis-Antoine Saint-Just to the National Convention on 15 April 1794. This was his last report: his last appraisal of the history of the French Revolution since 1789, his last analysis of the social and economic consequences of the ongoing fight between revolutionary and counter-revolutionary forces and his last sketch on what still needed to be done to secure the foundations of the young Republic. A few months later, the 10th Thermidor year II of the French Republic (28 July 1794 CE), Saint-Just was guillotined in Paris, Place de la Révolution.
Louis-Antoine Saint-Just, Christopher Fotheringham, and Jérémie Barthas
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essay, even find a sort of aesthetic pleasure in it. But like the sands, it quickly fades away. That the world does change we've known at least since the French Revolution. But for someone interested in the processual constitution of reality, Bloch
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before and beyond its familiar lineage from Athens and Rome, the Magna Charta and up until the American and French Revolutions. CDT builds on the results of these historical re-descriptions and adds—based on the strong assumption that democratic praxis
political capacity among the newly enfranchised as a relevant objection to political equality. Writing in the shadow of the French Revolution and deeply shocked by its bloodbath, Mill warned of the consequences of popular power when it spun out of control
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the disgusted French free citizens’ criticism of the colonial project. 21 Indeed, it appears that, at least since the French Revolution, many have found it difficult to discriminate between violent and nonviolent means. In addition to the thinkers
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