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The French Revolution in Three Acts

To put it in a nutshell, the French Revolution may be viewed as a lesson on the power of one of the most common of human vices: vanity, or the desire for social recognition—provided it is understood that lust for social standing is inversely proportionate to the love of those principles and ideas that are the true props of self-esteem.
Claude Polin

Claude Polin

Claude Polin (1937-2018) was professor emeritus of philosophy at the University of Paris-Sorbonne.

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