This comprehensive story of the counterrevolutinary newspapers that flourished in Paris during the First Republic suggests a new interpretation of the connection between the French Enlightenment, the French Revolution, and the counterrevolution. Popkin presents a thorough study of the newspapers' personnel, their techniques, their finances, their audiences, and their influence on political movements. He also clarifies the relationships between the philosophes and the revolutionaries. Originally published in 1980. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.