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Tears in Havana. Cheers in Miami

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Fidel is dead.
The Leader has gone. The tyrant has perished.
Tears in Havana. Cheers in Miami.
And so the story goes on. 736 more words

Citizen Sade

In 1789 the Marquis De Sade was one of eight prisoners held in the state prison of Bastille. For a number of years he had been detained under… 408 more words

Art

Some Scattered Thoughts on 'The Old Regime and the French Revolution'

I picked up Alexis de Tocqueville’s The Old Regime and the French Revolution almost by accident the other day. It was on one of the bargain shelves outside Second Story Books for $2, too cheap to pass up, and I bought it without much thought. 1,117 more words

Ancien Regime

Floating Island

Below is an article about the French dessert known as Floating Island:

FLOATING ISLAND

Many people might find this odd, but the first time I ever heard about the French dessert, Floating Island, was in the 1994 comedy called “MANHATTAN MURDER MYSTERY”. 562 more words

Movies

Thus the problem of our time remains—to have good government with personal liberty; to have a maximum of security with a maximum of liberty. For the solution of such a problem, democracy offers no solution, because the masses, choosing between freedom and the illusion of economic security, will usually head straight for the will-o’-the-wisp. 

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5 Creepy Facts About the Reign of Terror That Will Make Your Skin Crawl

1 The Coiffure a la Victime

In the late 1790s, a short, choppy haircut known as the coiffure à la Titus or the coiffure à la victime… 699 more words

A Little Chaos: Historical Landscaping in the Ancien Regime

Alan Rickman died too soon. My first memory of him was his appearance as the criminal leader in Die Hard, but I think he really captured my heart as the manic Sheriff of Nottingham in… 848 more words

History