Histomat: Adventures in Historical Materialism

'Historical materialism is the theory of the proletarian revolution.' Georg Luk√°cs

Monday, December 04, 2006

Robespierre on Empire building

'The most extravagant idea that can be born in the head of a political thinker is to believe that it suffices for people to enter, weapons in hand, among a foreign people and expect to have its laws and constitution embraced. No one loves armed missionaries; the first lesson of nature and prudence is to repulse them as enemies.'

Maximilien Robespierre, speech to the Jacobin Club, 1792.

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At 7:14 pm, Blogger minifig said...

Great quote.


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