Reply To: Danton

Jason Jewell

I have not seen the film, but have heard that it’s well done.

As for comparing Danton to Robespierre, I know some attempt to portray Danton as more or less of a moderate in comparison to Robespierre. However, both were Jacobins and confirmed radicals by any measure that could be considered the least bit impartial. Even the so-called moderate Girondists, whom Danton ultimately worked to suppress, were very radical by any pre-1789 standard. Danton may have been marginally less extreme than Robespierre, but I don’t see much value in trying to draw significant distinctions between the two, at least as far as their policies went.

I hope this answers your question.