The Failure of the Liberal Republic in France, 1795-1799: The Road to Brumaire

  title={The Failure of the Liberal Republic in France, 1795-1799: The Road to Brumaire},
  author={Lynn A. Hunt and David M. Lansky and Paul R. Hanson},
  journal={The Journal of Modern History},
  pages={734 - 759}
The 18th Brumaire of the first Napoleon never had its Karl Marx. To many contemporaries and most historians, some kind of military intervention seemed inevitable in 1799, and no one, then or since, lamented the passing of a regime consistently characterized as corrupt and ineffectual.1 Marx himself never mentioned the Directory years when castigating the revolutionaries of 1848 for mimicking the 1789 Revolution, and he evidently considered the Directory part of the "long crapulent depression… 

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