Talk:Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution
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My reading of "Citizens" was that Schama's work is very much a Francis Fukuyama-style Reagan-era, Thatcher-era take on the French Revolution and there should be more critical response to this.
Suffice it to say it was a mass slaughter, with a grim lithurgy and that led to more tragical consequences. A disaster. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 11:35, 8 June 2011 (UTC)
Rewrite needed/Planning one
I find this review rather one dimensional and shallow. It seems that Schama makes at least 3 points in this Work.
- As is mentioned, in the present article: violence was the motor of the revolution.
- The revolution, at least the portion that existed during Jacobin rule, was reactionary.
- The revolution accomplished nothing. Any change that occurred would have occurred anyway and was already in progress.
I plan balancing this article with the inclusion of points 2 & 3. I also plan to produce a brief outline, and add a few critiques of the work: both positive and negative. If any have an interest in this article, now, while I am conducting my research is the time to make your viewpoints known.