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Don't Take the Calendar for
Granted: Political Idealists Have
Set Out to Remake the World

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Posted By: Hazymac, 1/1/2020 12:31:56 AM

There have been several times in modern history when political idealists have set out to remake the world. The French Revolution in 1792, for example, attempted to redefine time: "When people who study the French Revolution read about the Uprising of Vendémiaire or the Insurrection of 12 Germinal An III, most simply scratch their heads and wonder, Vendémiaire? Germinal? An III? What's that all about? Few ever bother to learn what these dates mean. In fact, they are part of the French Republican Calendar, aka Revolutionary Calendar, which replaced the Gregorian Calendar in France from 1793 to 1805."

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Safari Man 1/1/2020 12:56:54 AM (No. 275736)
Five days a week is not enough to show I care.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Peeps 1/1/2020 2:53:47 AM (No. 275756)
Good article, thanks OP.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Safari Man 1/2/2020 8:45:53 AM (No. 276318)
#1 is that a Beatles allusion? Yes, I didn't mean to say I don't care about the article. Actually, I would like to see a 8-day week. Add the day Octaday between Saturday and Sunday and make every weekend 3 days. Let's grow our leisure industry!
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