French Revolution

France gave us Baron Montesquieu, Marquis de Lafayette, Alexis de Tocqueville, the Louisiana Purchase, the language of diplomacy and dance, Blaise Pascal, Voltaire, Victor Hugo, Frédéric Bastiat, Alexandre Dumas, Joan of Arc, Napoleon Bonaparte, Claude Monet, Claude Debussy, Gabriel Fauré, the Statue of Liberty; a

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We human beings, regardless of political persuasion, wrestle with our independence. We wrestle because we desire to be in complete control of our own destiny in the flesh, whether it be trusting our handmade individualism or trusting our man-made government to be our salvation. The French revolutionaries tried

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  Alright, perhaps that’s not the header you remember seeing on my Thanksgiving column last year. But I made the juxtaposition for this post while the contrasting subjects are fresh on my mind – The Pilgrims (in 1621) and Voltaire (1694-1778). I’m currently working on

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