France the Police State: The Decline of Enlightenment Ideals in the Wake of Terror

On the afternoon of July 14th, 1789 a mob of Parisians stormed the Bastille in the name of “liberté, égalité, and fraternité” as well as a democratic future for France. The French Revolution was characterised by a desire to designate and protect the rights of man. Although almost 230 years have passed since the mobContinue reading “France the Police State: The Decline of Enlightenment Ideals in the Wake of Terror”