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  •  Then by all means, bring on the guiilotines! (0+ / 0-)

    You neglected the horrors of much of the French Revolution. Don't forget the murderous reign of Robespierre. And...his successors weren't too pleasant either.

    •  So you're OK with the 1% taking the Marie (0+ / 0-)

      Antoinette approach? This debate is sort of like whether Castro was worse for Cuba than Batista and mis-represents what I was getting at, which is that revolutions have a funny way of evolving while in progress.

      But if you're asking me to choose between Louis XVI and Robespierre, I'll take the latter (warts and all) in a New York minute. Without Robespierre and the French Revolution, we would not have a left wing :)

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