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The French Revolution And the Cult Of Genius
"Only with the Revolution could a myth of revolutionary genius emerge, and with the propagation of that myth was born a possibility, still fledgling, but soon to be fulfilled: that genius might be used as the basis of political power, celebrated not only in death but in life, employed to justify an extraordinary privilege and license."
The New Republic 10/19/13
Posted October 24, 2013 01:00 AM
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