Happy Bastille Day!

As a Francophile, I have a particular affinity for this historical event (though the historian in me wouldn’t resist sharing it regardless). Like many commemorative events, the storming of Bastille is greatly misunderstood and rife with myths and misconceptions. But the revolution it has come to stand for, while ultimately failing in the short term, would introduce some of the most radical social and political ideas in history, unleashing powerful ideals that remain influential to this day.

Learn more about this remarkable event, and its historical context, here. I recommend you do further research, since this is just a basic and rather idealized source (though still a good start).

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