Skip to comments.My latest publication, for those interested in the French Revolution
Posted on 01/07/2015 7:16:24 AM PST by cotton1706
The letters of Publicola, a fascinating window into the debate that occurred in the early days of the French Revolution, before significant blood had been shed in France, before the French people had beheaded their king and queen, before the Reign of Terror, before Napoleon was a name of any significance, and before all of Europe became engulfed in war, written anonymously by John Quincy Adams.
Ordered. Thanks for the pointer. I love reading the history of the late 18th century.
Should be interesting.
How very, very fortunate we were, that our Revolution preceded the French one; and so that we were not lumped together with or influenced by the extremism in France, or with their
Sounds like they need another one.
Robespierre like leftist today, championed the notion of equality as an excuse for terror.
In America was it a revolution or a War for Independence?
Since you haven’t separately posted it on you own, I don’t think it would be to forward of you to post the kindle link and the nook links for both books as a reply to my request for same.
I have some travel in May and want a good stock built up in my reader since I am driving about 8,000 miles.
I would hold that it was a War of Independence. However, for its age, since it was a government remade, it was revolutionary in it nature and to those that viewed it.
The French, inspired by economics and metaphysics tried to throw out their entire government and their heritage and remake it all anew. As Obama’s buddy Ayer’s knew in the 60s that would take a lot of killing.
Here are those links. If you’d like paperback copies, message me your address and I’d be happy to send them.
Either way, thanks and I hope you enjoy them!
We all know the use of Publius in reference to Publicola was used in the Federalist as well. However, I just noticed that Publicola was again used after the Spanish American War in an essay supporting our shepherding the development of the Philippine nation.
As I understand it, Publicola means “friend of the people.”
I’ve learned to really love governmental theory. It was fascinating to read John Quincy Adams slice Thomas Paine to ribbons. And he was only 23 at the time. His accomplishments were just beginning.
That’s great info, thanks! I never knew where all their pseudonyms came from. I knew of Cato of course, but not the others.
I’m so glad I stumbled across this thread. I’ve ordered from Amazon as my Christmas present to myself. Thanks!!
“Publius Valerius Poplicola or Publicola (d. 503 BC) was one of four Roman aristocrats who led the overthrow of the monarchy, and became a Roman consul, the colleague of Lucius Junius Brutus in 509 BC, traditionally considered the first year of the Roman Republic. The authors of America’s The Federalist Papers used the pseudonym “Publius” in his honour.”
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