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Robespierre

Notorious Revolutionary's 'Makeover' Sparks Major Controversy

AP | LORI HINNANT | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science

PARIS (AP) — A pair of researchers who gave the French revolutionary Robespierre a disputed 3D makeover raised the possibility Friday that the man b...

The 10 Best French Villans

Jean-Vincent Blanchard | Posted 12.02.2011 | Books
Jean-Vincent Blanchard

Villains make for good stories. French history, literature, and cinema are fascinating, ergo there has to be a great cast of French villains, non?

The French Revolution As You've Never Seen It -- As a Graphic Novel

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 06.04.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

The Sky Over the Louvre, by esteemed cartoonist Bernar Yslaire, demonstrates understanding -- even mastery -- of a fascinating historical episode, and is a powerful aesthetic experience.

The Robespierre of the Hedge-Fund Revolution

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard (RJ) Eskow

As a deregulation romance novel, hedge-fund manager Daniel Loeb's "investor letter" is a bodice-ripper. It's the latest salvo in an ongoing war against real financial regulations that protect the American people.

The Guillotine Hasn't Arrived Here Yet

Vicky Ward | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vicky Ward

The war on the rich is spreading fast. People with money are being scrutinized in a way they never used to be.