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The Anatomy of (a responsibility) Revolution

The Anatomy of Revolution by Clarence Crane Brinton repays close study. We find that: Revolutionary movements arise in the discontent of prosperous people who feel “restraint, cramp and annoyance, rather than downright crushing oppression”. Successful revolutionaries “are born of hope, and their philosophies are formally optimistic.” Pre-revolutionary societies contain “very bitter class antagonisms” of considerable complexity. There must be a transfer of allegiance of the intellectuals. The governmental machinery must be inefficient under the strain of neglect and new circumstances. […]

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