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Gustave Courbet and the Vendome Column

The Paris Commune of 1871 ended mangled and defeated. Its demise was both tragic and predictable. Terrible things happen when impractical idealists stake their lives against the great monolithic institutions of society. Ever since, leftist activists and revolutionaries have looked … Continue reading

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