Passion, Politics, and Philosophie: Rediscovering J.-P. Brissot

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Authors

Leonore Loft

Year 2001
Pages 304
Publisher Praeger
Language en
ISBN 9780313317798
File Size 18.41 MB
File Format PDF
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Jacques-Pierre Brissot was among the major architects of the French Revolution, yet history has vilified and then dismissed him. His early intellectual development was strongly influenced by Enlightenment ideas and aspirations. However, his own remarkable construct of a just, democratic society, universal suffrage, and a renewed humanity living in moral and political freedom foreshadowed many present-day ideologies. The prevailing view of Brissot has pigeonholed him as Brissot, the police spy, a label difficult to remove.