Revolution Explained by Jean-Joseph Gaume


Jean-Joseph Gaume was a French Roman Catholic author and theologian who lived from 5 May, 1802 to 19 November, 1879. One of the great counterrevolutionary minds of the 19th century, Gaume has been, like so many of his intellectual peers, consigned to obscurity in an age openly hostile to his ideas. In his work, La Révolution, we find one of the clearest, most penetrating explanations of the roots of the revolutionary spirit, and perhaps even the most perfect (and poetic) definition of Revolution itself.