Paris Reborn
Paris Reborn Napoléon III, Baron Haussmann, and the Quest to Build A Modern City By Kirkland, Stephane Book - 2013

Kirkland does not simply adopt a young neo-liberalist's approval of Second Empire France, he is positively revanchist and would reanimate the nephew if he could. Coupled with that, of course, is thinly veiled disgust with 'the excessive power of the urban masses' (67), who he imagines deserved to be suppressed by the coup d'état and ruined everything in the end.

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