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Sep 27, 2006 1:16 am


MARIE ANTOINETTE - TREASON UNPROVEN



I watched PBS' Marie Antoinette last night and was surprised to discover how little our conundrums have changed. The revolutionaries believed the queen committed treason but it took 200 years for historians to uncover letters she sent to Austria detailing French military plans.

So, they put her on trial and convicted her for treason none the less. They compensated with personal attacks. The queen was guilty but not proven guilty. Sounds familiar?




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Judith Apter Klinghoffer - 9/28/2006

I was just thinking about our ongoing conundrum. Take for example, Clinton's justice department worry that it does not have the evidence to convict Bin Laden or Goti not being found guilty for the third time. Sorry, I do not have a solution.


Jonathan Dresner - 9/27/2006

What, precisely (or generally) is your point?