Tuesday, April 12, 2016

A dose of realism …

… The age of hyper-terrorism. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

Although liberal thinkers believe that terror declines as societies modernise, the reality is that terror and modernisation have more often gone hand in hand. The aim of the Jacobin terror in revolutionary France was the creation of a modern state. If the violent suppression of the peasant revolt in the Vendée is included, the casualties ran into the hundreds of thousands.

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