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July 14, 2008

Le Jour de Gloire Est Arrivé

I don't remember much from French class, but I remember this: On July 14, 1789, French populists stormed the Bastille prison, a warehouse for military arms and penal institution for political dissidents, as an act of protest against the authoritarian rule of the French monarchy. Bastille Day thus set the French Revolution in motion and became a symbolic equivalent of the Boston Tea Party for the American Revolution.

Contemporary democracy is many things, but one such thing is a thumbing of the nose when the powers that be fail those they govern. So happy Bastille Day, everybody! Fight the power responsibly.

Posted by Dave Zimmerman at July 14, 2008 9:39 AM Bookmark and Share

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