We do not here refer to that literature which, in every great modern revolution, has always given voice to the demands of the proletariat, such as the writings of Babeuf
Through confrontations with Hegel, Luhmann, Habermas, Taylor and Rawls, the second part seeks to 'clarify the opposition to individuality which the reflection of equality leads to,' whereas the third part, considering the conservative thought of Burke and Schmitt as well as Babeuf
and Marx's radicalism, assesses two political solutions to this opposition: revolution and mercy (xi-xii).
, and Saint-Juste, architects of the Terror during the French Revolution.
Here were followers of "Gracchus" Babeuf
and Filippo Buonarroti, Henri de Saint-Simon, Charles Fourier and Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, and the rest.
In the context of French Revolutionary history, such a return would be, if not to a Jacobin France, at least to the country envisioned by the early apostles of the communist movement, such as Babeuf
to whom Dalin dedicated a book which was later translated into French.
It reappeared in a more explicit form on the margin of the French Revolution (Babeuf
and the Equals), and from then on it proliferated rapidly in France and England which were in the process of being transformed by the Industrial Revolution.
Laura Mason sketches an answer to this question in her study of one of the first avowedly conspiratorial revolutionary plots, that organized by Gracchus Babeuf
in 1796 against the post-Terror Directorial regime.
Public responses in the aftermath of Revolutionary violence were preoccupied with dystopic economies, from Gracchus Babeuf
's allegation that Robespierre had sought to star e a portion of the French population, (3) to an early history of the Revolution warning that the modern state: