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July 14, 2003
SAMIZDATA IS OBSERVING BASTILLE DAY in irrepressible fashion:
The storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789 was an event more important in the mythology of the French Revolution than in the actually history of it (far from freeing imprisioned patriots, the inmates were four forgers, two lunatics, and the Marquis de Sade), but it was indeed a portent.