Two visions

Both the American Revolution and the French Revolution seem to have much in common – they are both children of the Enlightenment – and both are overturning well established monarchies.

However,  as Bill Whittle argues, the ideas behind each revolution actually differ quite significantly. He refers to Thomas Sowell’s book A Conflict of Visions, which argues that there are two key visions of humanity – constrained and unconstrained.

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