Bastille Day, Reign of Terror, French Revolution's "liberté, égalité, fraternité" - American Minute with Bill Federer
Author Don Feder wrote in the article "Observations and Fulminations-The French Revolution and Jacobins in Our Streets (July 13, 2018):
"The Reign of Terror wasn’t an episode of the French Revolution, it was the Revolution.
In 'Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution,' historian Simon Schama writes,
'The terror … was not just an unfortunate side effect … it was the Revolution’s source of collective energy ...
From the very beginning, violence was the motor of the revolution.'"