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Notes and Reflections on Books and Media

by Hannah Leitheiser

Let Them Eat Cake

The Confessions of Jean Jacques Rousseau

Jean Jacques Rousseau

1769

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2018-04-30

"At length I recollected the thoughtless saying of a great princess, who, on being informed that the country people had no bread, replied, 'Then let them eat pastry!'"

And there's the line.