Tracing the modern revolutionary faith from its later phases back to an earlier movement toward political liberty, the author finds the essential ingredients of Leninism foreshadowed in a small but influential circle in eighteenth-century France.
Billington, James H.
"Revolution and Its Discontents: The Revolutionary Faith in the Modern World,"
Syracuse Scholar (1979-1991):
2, Article 2.
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