July 14, 2010

Bastille Day

The war in the Vendée is the only political conflict that arouses my complete sympathy without troubling my reason.

Notas, p. 465


  1. The original Spanish is:

    La guerra de la Vendée es único conflicto político que despierta mi irrestricta simpatía sin inquietar mi razón.

  2. Cf. Joseph de Maistre, On the Pope:

    "I beg leave to repeat it: the French Revolution resembles nothing in history. It is satanic in its essence."

    From Christopher Olaf Blum (ed. and trans.), Critics of the Enlightenment: Readings in the French Counter-Revolutionary Tradition (Wilmington, Del.: ISI Books, 2003), p. 165.