April 13, 2010

"Let them eat cake!"



Marie Antoinette

In popular culture, the phrase "Let them eat cake" is often attributed to Marie Antoinette However, there is no evidence to support that she ever uttered this phrase, and it is now generally regarded as a "journalistic cliché" which first appeared in The Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, written before Marie Antoinette even arrived in France.
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