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Old June 27 2010, 07:00 PM   #72
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Re: The Phantom Is Back!

^^^Sounds better. The chances of me seeing this are pretty slim, though.

On a historical note, I would like to point out that there is a strong likelihood that without the Terror, the Revolution would have been defeated. And that, when the Revolution had defeated the worst of its enemies, the Terror was halted. Cause and effect. There are lots and lots and lots of people who love stories about how authority figures have to make the hard choices and dirty their hands with various crimes. But those are crimes to maintain the accepted order, which really should be able to chug along. I mean, if it's an ongoing thing, isn't the accepted order more of a permanent war? But when the issue of revolutionary violence comes up, suddenly opinions change. I think it would have been both amusing and affecting if the Phantom was in Paris because of the moves to abolish slavery (affecting slave raids into Africa,) and crushed an emigre plot!
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