Christian-Socialist View of the French Revolution between its 100th and 150th Anniversary (1889-1939)

  • Janko Prunk


Tha author concludes that in the years between Mahnič's appearance and World War II the Christian-Socialist camp hardly ever wrote about the French Revolution, and when it did, it was in very critical terms. He points out that although the Slovenian Christian-Socialist Movement in its intense, fifty years long ideological and political development had shifted from the position of God given power to that of national sovereignty - a position common to all its factions, from the extreme left to the authoritarian right, it remained critical and dismissive of the French Revolution as late as 1939.