untamedantinous: (it is fitting and right to die for one's)
[personal profile] untamedantinous
Jean Prouvaire, Bahorel, and M. Mabeuf. These men died on this day in Paris, fighting for a republic and a free France. They will not be forgotten. I must confess I knew two far better than the last; but they were all gallant, honorable men.

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Date: 2011-06-10 09:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] untamedantinous.livejournal.com
All men are brothers. They should realize such things.

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Date: 2011-06-10 10:13 am (UTC)
unreadability: (neutral: porcelain skin)
From: [personal profile] unreadability
'Liberté, égalité et fraternité' is an ideal like many others. A horizon to always keep in sight, but not an actuality we can be certain to see realised in our own lifetime. Not without its compromises and settlements.

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Date: 2011-06-11 06:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] untamedantinous.livejournal.com
I am aware of this. It would, however, be preferable to not have said compromises made with kings. [Not that he's bitter about 1830, or anything.]

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Date: 2011-06-11 07:16 pm (UTC)
unreadability: (uncomfortable: taken for granted)
From: [personal profile] unreadability
Monarchy as a form of government is indeed problematic. I can sympathise with this sentiment... more so than most.

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Date: 2011-06-12 08:35 am (UTC)
unreadability: (royal: my decision is final)
From: [personal profile] unreadability
In 1867, my father was a leading figure in the reestablishment of Luxembourgian autonomy, and - along with my husband - he has continued to suppress the strain of the Dutch rule over our territories.
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