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Under the Rule of the Cardinals, 1624–1661

July 1, 2010 by

Armand Jean du Plessis, Cardinal de Richelieu (1585–1642), considered the mass of Frenchmen simply as animals to be prodded or coerced in ways that were optimal for the French state. FULL ARTICLE by Murray N. Rothbard

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billwald July 1, 2010 at 9:17 pm

“Armand Jean du Plessis, Cardinal de Richelieu (1585–1642), considered the mass of Frenchmen simply as animals to be prodded or coerced in ways that were optimal for the French state.”

Isn’t that about how the old money/hard asset multibillionaires are running the world? Their rule is probably more efficient since they cut out the church and the state.

Jim McNeill November 30, 2010 at 7:14 pm

Thanks for the information on Jean Éon. I shall do further research an include him in my blog on the Social History of the Touraine.

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