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Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Cake
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Let them eat cake!


[This line is commonly mis-attributed to Queen Marie Antoinette.
It comes from a fable told by Jean-Jacques Rousseau about a
princess so clueless or insensitive that when she was told that
the people had no bread, said "Oh. Well...um, let them eat cake."
Rousseau died before Marie Antoinette even came to France.
In all the hysteria and anger about issues involving poverty and
hatred of the monarchy during the Revolution, the story somehow
came to be applied to her. -- Submitted by W. Lechner.]
 

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