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Published: 02 February 2009

352 Pages

6 1/8 X 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195367751

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Policing Public Opinion in the French Revolution

The Culture of Calumny and the Problem of Free Speech

Charles Walton

In Policing Public Opinion in the French Revolution, Charles Walton traces the problem of freedom of expression from the Old Regime to the French Revolution. He shows how obsessions with honor, religion, and morality persisted after the declaration of free speech in 1789, contributing to radicalization and, eventually, the Reign of Terror.