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Flash Mob: Revolution, Lightning, and the People’s Will

- November 9, 2017 in allegory, Art & Illustrations, benjamin franklin, Culture & History, Featured Articles, french revolution, Jean-Paul Marat, Joseph Priestley, lightning, Maximilien Robespierre, power, revolution, Science, symbolism, thunderbolt

Kevin Duong explores how leading French revolutionaries, in need of an image to represent the all important “will of the people”, turned to the thunderbolt — a natural symbol of power and illumination that also signalled the scientific ideals so key to their project.

Every Society Invents the Failed Utopia it Deserves

- October 19, 2016 in anarchism, Louise Michel, orrery, Paris Commune, revolution, utopias

CONJECTURES #2 — John Tresch stumbles across an unusual piece, purported to be from the pen of noted anarchist Louise Michel, telling of a cross-dressing revolutionary unhinged at the helm of some kind of sociopolitical astrolabe.

Every Society Invents the Failed Utopia it Deserves

- October 19, 2016 in anarchism, Louise Michel, orrery, Paris Commune, revolution, utopias

CONJECTURES #2 — John Tresch stumbles across an unusual piece, purported to be from the pen of noted anarchist Louise Michel, telling of a cross-dressing revolutionary unhinged at the helm of some kind of sociopolitical astrolabe.

Every Society Invents the Failed Utopia it Deserves

- October 19, 2016 in anarchism, Louise Michel, orrery, Paris Commune, revolution, utopias

CONJECTURES #2 — John Tresch stumbles across an unusual piece, purported to be from the pen of noted anarchist Louise Michel, telling of a cross-dressing revolutionary unhinged at the helm of some kind of sociopolitical astrolabe.

Every Society Invents the Failed Utopia it Deserves

- October 19, 2016 in anarchism, Louise Michel, orrery, Paris Commune, revolution, utopias

CONJECTURES #2 — John Tresch stumbles across an unusual piece, purported to be from the pen of noted anarchist Louise Michel, telling of a cross-dressing revolutionary unhinged at the helm of some kind of sociopolitical astrolabe.