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The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L'Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution Quotes

Two of the best book quotes from The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L'Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution
  1. #1
    “The slopes to treachery from the dizzy heights of revolutionary leadership are always so steep and slippery that leaders, however well intentioned, can never build their fences too high”
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    “There are and always will be some who, ashamed of the behaviour of their ancestors, try to prove that slavery was not so bad after all, that its evils and its cruelty were the exaggerations of propagandists and not the habitual lot of the slaves. Men will say (and accept) anything in order to foster national pride or soothe a troubled conscience.”