Continental vs British Enlightenment
2 interpretations of human progress inspired 2 broad branches of the Enlightenment:
The Continental type was impatient for the perfected state – which led to intellectual dogmatism, political violence & tyranny - The French Revolution & the Reign of Terror are the archetypal examples.
The British one, which was evolutionary & cognizant of human fallibility, was impatient for institutions that did not stifle gradual, continuing change.
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