Thursday, July 14, 2011

Joyeux Quatorze Juillet ! Happy Bastille Day!

July 14th marks the day in 1789 when the French people stormed the infamous Place de la Bastille, overthrowing the symbol of the French Monarchy’s absolute power. It was the defining moment in the birth of the French Republic and in 1880 it was declared a national holiday.

What is the Third Estate? Everything.

What has it been until now in the political order? Nothing.

What does it ask? To become something.

1 comment:

Gary Freedman said...

David Gregory: I invited the Bushes to my Seder. Now President Bush thinks my kid only knows four questions!!