The Abbé Barruel recorded the French Revolution of 1789 – 1799 in his book, Memoirs Illustrating the History of Jacobinism, first published in its entirety circa 1799. Unfortunately the book had been hard to find lately, until now. In this video I “find” Abbé Barruel.
Thus reads the description for my latest video, “Finding Abbé Barruel”, published to YouTube on April 30, 2017. The clip, which clocks in at 4 minutes and 57 seconds, can hopefully be viewed at the top of today’s blog entry.
In 1919, Nesta H. Webster’s book, The French Revolution, was first published. Therein she frequently cites Abbé Barruel. And so it was that I began my quest to locate a copy of Barruel’s book. This quest took place, off-and-on, for years without success. Memoirs of Jacobinism seemed to have vanished off the face of the earth!
The first round of the French elections is now over, and Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron will face-off in the run-off on May 7th. In this atmosphere of renewed interest in France, I again sought to find Abbé Barruel. And amazingly, at long last, I have “found” Abbé Barruel!
Currently, a 1995 edition of Barruel’s book is available at this link: http://www.strobertbellarmine.net/books/Barruel.pdf
The 1995 edition includes an Introduction by Stanley L. Jaki which is quite good. Perhaps you don’t have time to read the entire 888 pages of the 1995 edition. In that case you can still read Jaki’s 27-page Introduction and learn quite a lot about the French Revolution and Abbé Barruel.
In Part Three of Barruel’s book, much about the role of the Illuminati in the French Revolution is presented. (Barruel calls them “the Illuminees”.) We have, beginning with Chapter 1 of Part Three, “Spartacus-Weishaupt; Founder of the Illuminees” and on down to Chapter 13, “Universality of the Success of the Sect explained by the universality of its Plots” – more than 400 pages giving you everything you always wanted to know about the Illuminati (but were afraid to ask). Much questionable material these days is given about the Illuminati (such as they are “shape-shifting reptilians”). Barruel’s book gives more cautious investigators solid material upon which to proceed.