The Anatomy of Revolution

In his book ” The Anatomy Of  Revolution” by Crane Brinton-which was written decades ago-he studies the British Revolution of 1640s, the French American and Russian Revolutions. In the book Brinton says the preconditions for a successful revolution are–

  • discontent that affects nearly all social classes.
  • widespread feelings of entrapment and despair.
  • unfulfilled expectations
  • unified solidarity in opposition to a tiny power elite.
  • a refusal by scholars and thinkers to continue to defend the actions of the ruling class.
  • an inability of government to respond to the basic needs of citizens.
  • a steady loss of will within the power elite itself together with defections from the inner circle-a crippling isolation that leaves the power elite without any allies or outside support.
  • a financial crisis.

I think we can check off some of those..headed close to some others..

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