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Old 08-23-2016, 03:06 AM
PatrickLondon PatrickLondon is offline
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Originally Posted by Leo Bloom View Post
Who had learned nothing and forgotten nothing.
I think that quote was originally applied to the immediate Restoration monarchy, under Louis XVIII and Charles X - hence the revolution of 1830. Louis Philippe obviously didn't learn enough to stave off the revolution of 1848, but he had enough to adapt the monarchy to some extent. It certainly wasn't applied to the Second (Bonaparte) Empire - though perhaps, in view of Louis Napoleon's failures in international grandstanding, it should have been.