I was inspired to write this essay by a post made here. I hope the person doesn't feel upset with this: I know she meant to harm by saying that Saint-Just is at least "pretty and pouty" -- God knows that I'm guilty of that, that I said it, that I swooned over Christopher Thompson and that I wrote that sort of description ad nauseam in my older fics. I'm not judging, but responding, completing this view so that we all better know who was/may have been Saint-Just, how he is represented nowadays (or even, since the Thermidorian Reaction) and why I believe that the Saint-Just played by George Maguire in Terror! Robespierre and the French Revolution is wrong, offensive and heinous.
Read the manifesto.