This comprehensive story of the counterrevolutinary newspapers that flourished in Paris during the First Republic suggests a new interpretation of the connection between the French Enlightenment, the French Revolution, and the counterrevolution. Popkin presents a thorough study of the newspapers' personnel, their techniques, their finances, their audiences, and their influence on political movements. He also clarifies the relationships between the philosophes and the revolutionaries.
Originally published in 1980.
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