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The Oath of the Horatii, by Jacques-Louis David, 1784. Louvre, Paris, France.
Volume VII, Number 2 | spring 2014
On July 13, 1793, a Girondist young woman stabbed to death the Montagnard Jean-Paul Marat, editor of The Friend of the People. The state funeral was arranged by Jacques-Louis David, who soon afterward painted his Death of Marat; every member of the National Convention came, and the Marquis de Sade delivered the eulogy.
The successful revolutionary is a statesman, the unsuccessful one a criminal.—Erich Fromm, 1941
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