How did the freedom of speech and expression under the revolutionary government in France
Explain how did the freedom of speech and expression under the revolutionary government in France promote the ideals of Liberty and Equality into everyday practice.
Answer: 1. The Declaration of Rights of Man and Citizen emphasised that freedom of speech and expression be established as established as ‘natural and inalienable’ right.
2. The ideas of these philosophers were discussed intensively in salons and coffee-houses and spread among people through books and newspapers.
3. Newspapers, pamphlets, books and printed pictures flooded the towns of France from where they traveled rapidly into the countryside.
4. Freedom of the press also meant that opposing views of events could be expressed.
5. Plays, songs and festive processions attracted large numbers of illiterate people to help them grasp and identify with ideas such as liberty or justice that
political philosophers wrote about.