The Evils of the American Revolution

A new interpretation looks at the global impact of the Revolution in a negative light.

By ALEX von TUNZELMANN ALEX VON TUNZELMANN’S most recent book is “Blood and Sand: Suez, Hungary, and Eisenhower’s Campaign for Peace.”

THOMAS PAINE’S ASPIRATION for the revolutionaries of 1776 was “to begin the world over again” in America. In his colorful and ambitious new transnational history, Matthew Lockwood pays very little attention to that. He is interested in how the ripples...

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