Article dans EU Research sur le projet FNS des Républiques agraires du Prof. Béla Kapossy

  • Article paru dans la revue EU Research, 2020

"Let Them Eat Cake. The Political Economy of Agrarian Republicanism"

Contrary to popular belief, the phrase “Let them eat cake” was never actually uttered by Marie Antoinette: it was dreamed up by the Genevan political thinker Jean-Jacques Rousseau in his 1762 educational treatise Émile. We spoke to Professor Béla Kapossy about the eighteenth-century Swiss intellectual context in which Rousseau warned of a major European revolution caused by agricultural crisis and violent urban unrest.

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