The French Revolution and early European Revolutionary Terrorism

Authored by: Mike Rapport

The Routledge History of Terrorism

Print publication date:  April  2015
Online publication date:  March  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415535779
eBook ISBN: 9781315719061
Adobe ISBN: 9781317514879

10.4324/9781315719061.ch5

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Abstract

Terror is nothing but prompt, severe, inflexible justice.… It is less a special principle than a consequence of the general principle of democracy applied to our country’s most pressing needs. 1

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