War is becoming an anachronism; anachronism; if we have battled in every part of the continent it was because two opposing social orders were facing each other, the one which dates from dates from 1789, and the old regime. regime. They could not exist exist together; the younger devoured devoured the other. I know very well very well that, in the final reckoning, it was war that overthrew me, me the representative representative of the French Revolution, Revolution, and the instrument of its principles. But no matter! The battle was lost for civilization, and civilization will inevitably inevitably take its revenge. revenge. There are two systems, the past and the future. The present is only a painful transition. Which must triumph? triumph? The future, will it not? Yes indeed, indeed, the future! That is, intelligence, industry, and peace. The past was brute force, privilege, privilege, and ignorance. Each of our victories was a triumph triumph for the ideas of the Revolution. Revolution. Victories will be won, one of these days, without cannon, cannon, and without bayonets.