Happy Bastille Day! Vive la Revolution!

On this day in 1789, the French revolutionaries in search of arms stormed the Bastille, the former prison that stood as a symbol of tyranny, and in the process killed the governor of the Bastille, Bernard-Rene Jourdan de Launey. The Bastille was then dismantled brick by brick. It remains a symbol of the Revolution!

Bastille II

 

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Happy Bastille Day! Vive la Revolution!

On this day in 1789, the French revolutionaries in search of arms stormed the Bastille, the former prison that stood as a symbol of tyranny, and in the process killed the governor of the Bastille, Bernard-Rene Jourdan de Launey. The Bastille was then dismantled brick by brick. It remains a symbol of the Revolution!

Bastille II

 

Three Lessons from the French Revolution European Policymakers Should Keep in Mind | History News Network

We don’t usually think about learning economic lessons from the French Revolution, but Rebecca L. Spang offers some interesting lessons from this unlikely source. As she explains: “The moment has come to diversify our analogy portfolio.” For her lessons go here:

History News Network | 3 Lessons from the French Revolution European Policymakers Should Keep in Mind.

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