Saturday, June 30, 2012

Terror Robespierre and the French Revolution * New Good Links 30-July*

The watchwords of the French Revolution were liberty, equality and fraternity. Maximilien Robespierre believed in them passionately. He was an idealist and a lover of humanity. But during the 365 days that Robespierre sat on the Committee of Public Safety, the French Republic descended into a bloodbath. 'The Terror' only came to end when Robespierre himself was devoured by the repressive machinery he had created. This drama-documentary tells the story of the Terror and looks at how Robespierre's revolutionary idealism quickly became an excuse for tyranny, and why a lover of liberty was so keen to use the guillotine. Simon Schama and Slavoj Zizek are among the contributors.

791 MB| XviD | 1:31:19 | 1013kb/s | 640x352

1 comment:

  1. missed this on tv - many thanks