Vienna in the Year of Revolutions

Stella Musulin describes how, in 1848, even the Austrian capital was stirred by the turmoils of reform.

A less revolutionary people than the Viennese could hardly be imagined. Broadly speaking, they consisted of court and society and the satisfiers of their needs, of civil servants trained in unquestioning loyalty and obedience, and intellectuals -scholars and writers whose social function was at that time in no way understood by authority. Then there were the students, an unorganized and totally unrevolutionary working class, and, finally, a highly explosive but equally unorganized and leaderless proletariat.

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