Wednesday, March 23, 2022


"In the end it was not the literate and cultured minority of Frenchmen who brought down the government, as had been the case in England and America. Instead, it was the common people, who marched upon the Bastille and then upon the King and Queen in their palace at Versailles. And they threw down the work of centuries and created not only a new government but also a new society in place of the old."
- Charles van Doren [1926-2019]