This is an essay written in 1988 for Aportes, the prestigious Historical Journal in Spain. Professor Miguel Ayuso y Torres asked the author to submit an article for an edition dedicated to the French Revolution 200 Years Later.
The essay was translated into Spanish by Professor Miguel Ayuso y Torres. It came out in early 1990 in Spanish, but was never published in English. Professor Friedrich Wilhelmsen said that he considered this essay by far the best thing written of the difficult topic of Belloc, Chesterton, and the French Revolution.