Oliver Cromwell and the Rule of the Saints
REVOLUTIONS have a way of getting out of hand. Unless they are skillfully controlled by a close-knit, well-prepared power group, they are apt to go far beyond the intentions of the men who first launch them. Few who assembled in the French Estates General in 1789 would have willed the Terror; millions of Russians who rejoiced at the downfall of Tsarist autocracy became appalled at the lengths to which the events of 1917 eventually led them.
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