Bastille Day: What’s the Big Deal?

Paris - July 1789 It is a hot, summer morning in Paris. Like the humidity which lies heavy upon the city, a spirit of unrest stews in the air. Thanks to M. Réveillon’s recent, ill-conceived proposal to the city council on combatting poverty (and the subsequent razing of his factory), rumors and complaints buzz from … Continue reading Bastille Day: What’s the Big Deal?