The British people delight in constitutional change.
If they happen to do something unconstitutional they try
to find a precedent or manufacture an excuse. On the
continent people are more impulsive, less logical, more
easily swayed by demagogues. France and England clearly
illustrate this difference. The events of 1788 made a
great blaze, but when the smoke cleared away the people
found themselves in a not -too -greatly changed condition.
spark or two which spread to EnFlan3 smouldered quietly
away for many years, making less noise and stir but a
cleaner job. The struggle was scarcely less bitter than
in France but it was a stern wrestle of powerful combatants,
not a passionate, indecisive affair. And when it was over
a complete change was found to have resulted - a negation of
all that had gone before, a reversal of the basis of society.
Individualism had gone. Collectivism ruled in its place.