Considerations on France Chapter I: Of Revolutions
by The Editor
Comte Joseph De Maistre (1753-1821) was the foremost theoretician of the European Counter-Revolution. Born to a Savoyard aristocratic dynasty, De Maistre stood for throne, sword and altar and opposed Enlightenment philosophes and the French Revolution. This chapter is taken from his work 'Considerations on France', published in 1796.