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"On the political passions in Europe and America and their implications for Transatlantic History"
Charles S. Maier

Don Carlo , the conspirators in Julius Caesar or Un Ballo in Maschera – all excited by political and personal passion to carry out a spectacular assassination. Their passions include jealousy and ambition in the first instance, the lust for power or for glory and preeminence, or alternatively the hatred of inequality; sometimes the thirst for liberty and hatred of authority, the commitment to national fatherland, and occasionally the belief in some vague total transformation of the present order. Characteristic of the political passions is

in The TransAtlantic reconsidered