Revolutions aren’t easy, the ideals sometimes betrayed.David's friend Marat was assassinated by Charlotte Corday with a knife she had hidden in her clothing. She gained entrance to Marat's house on the pretense of presenting him a list of people who should be executed as enemies of France. Marat thanked her and said that they would be guillotined next week upon which Corday immediately fatally stabbed him. Marat was friends with Robespierre
The Social Contract
“Man was born free, and everywhere he is in chains”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1787)
Are humans innately selfless? Or, innately selfish?
State of Nature