The paradox of revolution

@article{Tullock1971ThePO,
  title={The paradox of revolution},
  author={Gordon Tullock},
  journal={Public Choice},
  year={1971},
  volume={11},
  pages={89-99}
}
  • G. Tullock
  • Published 1 September 1971
  • History, Education
  • Public Choice
Revolutions are a favorite subject of many modern "committed scholars." The volume of their work, in my opinion, greatly exceeds its penetration. Indeed, it is the purpose of this essay to demonstrate that the image of revolution which we find in the literature (both by the committed scholars and by more traditional scholars) is a false one. I shall also, I hope, demonstrate why this false image is so appealing to intellectuals and historians. 
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