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Totalitarian, Perverted Antifa Is Just Jacobinism Reborn. But Thermidor Is Coming

The recent sudden eruption of a Totalitarian Left in America is essentially unparalleled in our history. But it has an unmistakable precedent in the early French Revolution: the Jacobins, who briefly held power and imposed a regime of crazed ruthlessness and radicalism before being overthrown by the moderate Thermidorian Reaction (named for the month of Thermidor—changing the calendar was part of the Jacobins’ drive to destroy traditional society and culture). Today, a flagship publication of the U.S. Left is called, incredibly, Jacobin—openly glorying in the implied threat of repression and mass murder. The good news: these revolutionary spasms don’t last. The bad news: they can do a lot of damage.

Jacobinism was the mother of all modern totalitarian ideologies. The Club was formed on April 30, 1789, by anti-royalist deputies to the newly-summoned Estates-General, many of whom were middle-class strivers like lawyer and fu ture leader Maximilien Robespierre. By October 1789, it was reorganized as The Society for Revolution, or The Society of the Friends of the Constitution. Royalist pamphleteers called the club the “Jacobins” because it met at a former Dominican monastery in Paris, the Couvent des Jacobins de la rue Saint-Jacques. By July 1790, the Jacobin Club’s membership numbered 1,200 in Paris; 152 clubs had sprouted throughout France.

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