Friday, February 3, 2012
The Contrast (1792)
A monarchist friend in New York City sent me this 1792 cartoon, apparently the work of someone who saw the French Revolution for what it was even before the Regicide and the Terror, on the differences between British and French concepts of "Liberty." Its lesson is as relevant today as it was then. Unfortunately, modern Europe as dominated by the secularist and egalitarian ethos of the European Union too often appears to prefer the French version, albeit without the overt violence--for now.