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Thermidor July 27, 2014

Posted by Garibaldy in History.
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Plaque for Robespierre Concergerie Paris

In line with the posts earlier this month on the American Declaration of Independence and the Storming of the Bastille, I thought that I’d note the fact that it is the 220th anniversary of the coup of Thermidor against Maximilian Robespierre and his supporters on 9th/10th Thermidor Year II (27th/28th July 1794).

A quote from the man himself.

The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant.

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1. LeftAtTheCross - July 29, 2014

I trust that you shed a momentary tear for what could have been otherwise :-)

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