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Jean Paul Marat a Study in Radicalism

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Social theory
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Published January 28th 1967 by Univ of Chicago Pr (Tx) (first published 1967)
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Good, unbiased biography of a controversial figure of the French Revolution. Gottschalk tries to show both sides of the "Friend of the People" and dispel some of the wackier rumors. A good analysis of the reasons for Marat's popularity: it was not his political ideas (which weren't so great), but his ceaseless, venomous attacks on corruption (in his daily journal & in the Convention: “Whenever he spoke, it was to incriminate someone or denounce something.”), ceaseless predictions of counter- ...more
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Louis Reichenthal Gottschalk was a Professor of History at the University of Chicago, specializing in Lafayette and the French Revolution.
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