What kind of “self-congratulation is it that touts a “revolution” that devours its own, chops barrels of heads off, and ends up with a monarchy? Are you trying to be funny?By the look of things: Because it's the French what done it.
That's Old Hat with both a certain kind of both British and Americans.
Can't yet quite work out whether they have become more strident in their denunciations of certain things not Anglo-American? Or if there is a greater tendency with others to confront certain kinds of ingrained self-congratulatory Anglo-American notions of history?