Aux Armes Citoyens

Haven’t actually seen this movie, but fun clips of soldiers running amok set to “La Marseillaise” seems appropriate for Bastille Day:

A couple of hundred years later, I think we can say that revolutionary violence is not the best way to vindicate the kind of republican and liberal ideas that inspired the revolution, but this was not clear at the time. All honor to those who later developed the concepts of non-violent resistance. I learned about the revolution from Patrice Higonnet whose Goodness beyond Virtue: Jacobins during the French Revolution is a very interesting book, but perhaps not a great general introduction.