In Hindsight
The Tragedy of Revolution: Lessons from the Past

Here’s one take-away: Moderates rarely grasp how dangerous the radicals are.

Published on: March 3, 2020
Daniel Chirot is the Herbert J. Ellison Professor of Russian and Eurasian Studies at the Henry Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington. This essay is adapted from You Say You Want A Revolution? Radical idealism and Its Tragic Consequences, published by Princeton University Press.
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