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Terror! Robespierre and the French Revolution

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In the wake of the French Revolution of 1789 one of its leaders, Maximilien Robespierre, made a passionate defence of the use of "terror" against those who wanted a counter-revolution.
Issue 2158

In the wake of the French Revolution of 1789 one of its leaders, Maximilien Robespierre, made a passionate defence of the use of “terror” against those who wanted a counter-revolution.

In this programme radical philosopher Slavoj Zizek takes on conservative historian Simon Schama in a battle over Robespierre’s legacy.

Saturday 11 July, 9pm
BBC2

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