David Brooks writes about what he calls today's "student mobbists":
I'd just ask them to take two courses. The first would be in revolutions — the French, Russian, Chinese and all the other ones that unleashed the passion of the mob in an effort to overthrow oppression — and the way they ALL wound up waist deep in blood.
It's strange that Brooks leaves out the American Revolution, which, while it certainly did entail bloodshed, netted out positively for the world in a way that was substantively different from the three that Brooks does mention. The world "ALL" in all capitals seems to me to neglect that.