A surprisingly crunchy book, and yet.
Moreover, a time will come when the political beliefs that have sustained the disputes within our societies over the last two centuries will seem as surprising to men as the inexhaustible variety and violence of the religious conflicts in Europe between the fifteenth and the seventeenth century seem to us. –Francois Furet, Interpreting the French Revolution
My thought upon reading this: Oh, Francois, honey, the women won’t be surprised. Not one bit.