It’s often been observed that revolutions that profess liberty end up as tyrannies. It’s what Edmund Burke predicted in his Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790). It’s the central message of George Orwell’s Animal Farm (1945). ‘All modern revolutions have ended in a reinforcement of the power of the state’, reflected Albert Camus in L’Homme révolté (1951), ‘1789 brings Napoleon; 1848 Napoleon III; 1917 Stalin; the Italian disturbances of the Twenties, Mussolini; the Weimar Republic, Hitler’.
The road to hell is paved with good intentions.