Pierre-Joseph Proudhon Quote

It is necessary to have lived in this insulator which is called the national assembly, in order to perceive how the men who are the most completely ignorant of the state of the country are almost always the ones who represent it. I set myself to read everything that the distribution bureau sends the representatives: proposals, reports, brochures, even the Moniteur and the Bulletin of the laws. The greater part of my colleagues of the left and the extreme left were in the same perplexity of spirit, in the same ignorance of the daily facts. The national workshops were spoken of only with a kind of fright; for fear of the people is the defect of all those who belong to authority; the people, as concerns power, is the enemy.


Confessions of a Revolutionary (1849)


It is necessary to have lived in this insulator which is called the national assembly, in order to perceive how the men who are the most completely...

It is necessary to have lived in this insulator which is called the national assembly, in order to perceive how the men who are the most completely...

It is necessary to have lived in this insulator which is called the national assembly, in order to perceive how the men who are the most completely...

It is necessary to have lived in this insulator which is called the national assembly, in order to perceive how the men who are the most completely...