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Robespierre was the mastermind of the Reign of Terror. We must act to stop the wars and the crimes and the brutality of this and future ages. I was free-free to think, to express my thoughts-free to live my own ideal, free to live for myself and those I loved, free to use all my faculties, all my senses, free to spread imagination's wings, free to investigate, to guess and dream and hope, free to judge and determine for myself. .. To us who know which way the conflict ended, the savage blows delivered by the humanists seem mere brutality; they lash their fallen foes with what appears inhuman ferocity.

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Publisher: Granta Books (April 1, 2010)

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