reign of terror

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Yet the other side of this benign, if dull, domestic life, was the public role he undertook as a spokesman for the Committee of Public Safety and the guiding hand on the policy of Terror.
Mr Blair and his cronies would like to transform the government into a latter day committee of public safety, creating a climate of fear to set people against each other in the spirit of the laws of suspects under Rebespierre "You are suspect of being suspect''.
After a series of indecisive skirmishes, the two sides formed a joint Committee of Public Safety, and the Menshevik-SR duma bloc and the Soviet's "soft" Bolshevik-Left SR faction shared power throughout November.

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