For example, in the night of the 4th August 1789 a bunch of people who were in the process of creating the Constitution of the French Republic did away with all the privileges of the Old Regime, that of aristocracy and clergy. De facto, the next day France woke up to the beginning of a new mode of social organisation. However, this very rapid process was preceded with decades of low changes in the way many people thought and it was followed with centuries of struggles that in a number of respects are still with French people today — in my analyses France never fully completed its revolution and the conequences still haunts it today.
Hello Gary,
Dr Louis Arnoux
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Yes, I agree with your time frame analysis on the French Revolution. The same is equally true of the American Revolution. The actual period of the Revolutionary war was preceded by an extended period of extensive social change that laid the foundations for much of the cultural change that followed the Revolution. I think cultural change is a constant process, at times glacial, at other times quite rapid and occasionally explosive and quite destructive. I think cultural change becomes destructive when impediments are place in the way of the natural progression of social change as it seeks to aligns itself with natural processes.

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