Sunday, June 30, 2013

Camille Desmoulins: Journalist, Agitator, Fatality

This image of Camille Desmoulins is displayed in the Conciergerie Prison in Paris.  He was, in years and in presentation, younger than other prominent  revolutionaries and was attached, at different times, to older, more experienced men, including Mirabeau, Robespierre, and Danton.  The fact that he was known to his contemporaries, and is known to history, by his first name, seems to reinforce the image of youth and inexperience that I see in him.

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