Which revolution (s) are you most familiar/knowledgeable about?
I’ve been reading a lot about revolutionary fervor and spirit lately, different books + articles and thinking about living through some revolutions and looking back on others that came prior to my existence. I realized that I grew up (as a Communist child) believing the Bolshevik revolution was the end all and be all and, obviously, as I grew up in different countries and realized things aren’t always peachy keen on the other side of the revolution, I became more knowledgeable about what actually happened. As I got into philosophy in college and became especially taken with the Hegelian Dialectic, I began to learn all I could about the events leading up to and from the French Revolution – these days I’m looking at the events of those days through a literary perspective of de Balzac which shines a new light. There are many other revolutions I’ve been very interested in especially the Iranian Revolution as well as the Burmese Revolution but I wouldn’t say I am as knowledgeable about those particular ones as I am about the first two I mention.
So, I ask you, which revolutions can you discuss well and contribute to a conversation about with others?