Defining Revolution. Is Huntington or Aristotle (Or another) Right?

—“A revolution is a rapid, fundamental, and violent domestic change in the dominant values and myths of a society, in its political institutions, social structure, leadership. and government activity and policies. Revolutions are thus to be distinguished from insurrections, rebellions, revolts, coups, and wars of independence. A coup d’etat in itself changes only leadership and perhaps policies; a rebellion of insurrection may change policies, leadership, and political institutions, but no social structure and values; a war of independence is a struggle of one community against rule by an alien community and does not necessarily involve changes in the social structure of either community. What is here called simply “revolution” is what others have called great revolutions, grand revolutions, or social revolutions. Notable examples are the French, Chinese, Mexican, Russian, and Cuban revolutions.”— Samuel Huntington

[B]y Huntington’s criteria, is it revolution I (we) pursue? I did not think so. But at this point I do. For the restoration of truth telling, the suppression of political parasitism, the conversion of information to a commons, the imposition of strict construction, and the imposition of market government, and the eliminationgn of politicians, all are fundamental changes in the postwar feminist/socialist epoch. Even if they are restorations of the anglo saxon order.

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