Documentary about Freedom and The State in The Napoleonic eraSubmitted by bluedanube on Mon, 04/01/2013 - 06:28
A World in Arms - Britain's War Against Napoleon -Part 3- Freedom
A 3BM Television Production for Channel 4
"An examination of how British ideas of liberty in the 18th century were dramatically changed by events across the English Channel, prompting a move toward conservative thinking. The French Revolution terrified the British government, and the need to fund the fight against Napoleon meant the introduction of taxation, bureaucracy and censorship : but how much do these ideas continue to influence thinking today?"
A small part of the history of freedom, the state, war, revolution, taxation, bureaucracy, censorship, the Enlightenment, the French Revolution, monarchy and republic, conservatism, totalitarianism, Napoleon, Great Britain, Europe and America. The documentary focuses on the thinking of Joseph Priestley, Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, Maximilien de Robespierre, William Pitt and François-René de Chateaubriand.