The French Revolution

Hilaire BELLOC (1870 - 1953)

“It is, for that matter, self-evident that if one community decides in one fashion, another, also sovereign, in the opposite fashion, both cannot be right. Reasoning men have also protested, and justly, against the conception that what a majority in numbers, or even (what is more compelling still) a unanimity of decision in a community may order, may not only be wrong but may be something which that community has no authority to order since, though it possesses a civil and temporal authority, it acts against that ultimate authority which is its own consciousness of right. Men may and do justly protest against the doctrine that a community is incapable of doing deliberate evil; it is as capable of such an action as is an individual. But men nowhere do or can deny that the community acting as it thinks right is ultimately sovereign: there is no alternative to so plain a truth.” - Hilaire Belloc

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, History

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - Preface Ray Clare
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Play 02 02 - Chapter I The Political Theory of the Revolution Ray Clare
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Play 03 03 - Chapter I (concluded) Ray Clare
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Play 04 04 - Chapter II Rousseau Ray Clare
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Play 05 05 - Chapter III The Characters of the Revolution - King Louis XVI Ray Clare
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Play 06 06 - Chapter III The Characters of the Revolution - The Queen Ray Clare
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Play 07 07 - Chapter III The Characters of the Revolution - Mirabeau Ray Clare
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Play 08 08 - Chapter III The Characters of the Revolution - La Fayette - Dumouriez - Danton Ray Clare
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Play 09 09 - Chapter III The Characters of the Revolution - Carnot - Marat - Robespierre Ray Clare
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Play 10 10 - Chapter IV - The Phases of the Revolution - I Ray Clare
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Play 11 11 - Chapter IV (cont.) - The Phases of the Revolution - I Ray Clare
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Play 12 12 - Chapter IV (cont.) - The Phases of the Revolution - II Ray Clare
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Play 13 13 - Chapter IV (cont.) - The Phases of the Revolution - III Ray Clare
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Play 14 14- Chapter IV (cont.) - The Phases of the Revolution - IV Ray Clare
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Play 15 15- Chapter IV (cont.) - The Phases of the Revolution - IV Ray Clare
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Play 16 16 - Chapter IV (cont.) - The Phases of the Revolution - V Ray Clare
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Play 17 17 - Chapter IV (cont.) - The Phases of the Revolution - VI Ray Clare
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Play 18 18- Chapter IV (cont.) - The Phases of the Revolution - VI Ray Clare
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Play 19 19 - Chapter IV (concluded) - The Phases of the Revolution - VI Ray Clare
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Play 20 20 - Chapter V - The Military Aspect of the Revolution Ray Clare
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Play 21 21 - Chapter V (cont.) - The Military Aspect of the Revolution Ray Clare
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Play 22 22 - Chapter V (cont.) - The Military Aspect of the Revolution Ray Clare
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Play 23 23 - Chapter V (cont.) - The Military Aspect of the Revolution Ray Clare
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Play 24 24 - Chapter V (cont.) - The Military Aspect of the Revolution Ray Clare
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Play 25 25 - Chapter V (cont.) - The Military Aspect of the Revolution Ray Clare
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Play 26 26 - Chapter V (cont.) - The Military Aspect of the Revolution Ray Clare
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Play 27 27 - Chapter V (cont.) - The Military Aspect of the Revolution Ray Clare
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Play 28 28 - Chapter V (cont.) - The Military Aspect of the Revolution Ray Clare
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Play 29 29 - Chapter V (cont.) - The Military Aspect of the Revolution Ray Clare
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Play 30 30 - Chapter V (concluded) - The Military Aspect of the Revolution Ray Clare
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Play 31 31 - Chapter VI - The Revolution and the Catholic Church Ray Clare
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Play 32 32 - Chapter VI (cont.) - The Revolution and the Catholic Church Ray Clare
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Play 33 33- Chapter VI (cont.) - The Revolution and the Catholic Church Ray Clare
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Play 34 34- Chapter VI (cont.) - The Revolution and the Catholic Church Ray Clare
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Play 35 35- Chapter VI (cont.) - The Revolution and the Catholic Church Ray Clare
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Play 36 36- Chapter VI (concluded) - The Revolution and the Catholic Church Ray Clare
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