Jacques Louis David's painting The Oath of the Horatii

The Oath of the Horatii, by Jacques-Louis David, 1784. Louvre, Paris, France.

Revolutions

Volume VII, Number 2 | spring 2014

Miscellany

As he watched the mushroom cloud form at the first atomic-bomb test in July 1945, physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer recalled a line from the Bhagavad Gita: “Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.”

Revolutionaries are greater sticklers for formality than conservatives.

—Italo Calvino, 1957

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