Thingish Things

I Don’t Get Bastille Day

I have always wondered why the French celebrate Bastille Day with such zeal. The occasion marked the beginning of the French Revolution, which led to one of history’s mass genocides. Up to 40,000 Frenchmen (and women) were beheaded in The Reign of Terror, with neither charge nor trial, before hysterical, blood-thirsty crowds.  A mob mentality overwhelmed the French nation necessitating a counter-revolution to […]

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