Andrey (azangru) wrote,


Most of the militants of the Paris sections in 1793 were not working artisans at all but professionals and, charitably stretching the term, intellectuals: lawyers, artists, printers, playwrights, actors and journalists.
— Simon Schama

Charitably stretching the term! Прелесть какая! :-)

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