We often hear it said that revolutions mark the modern age, but that is not entirely accurate. Certainly the modern age has been a revolutionary one and the bed made of revolution has been Romanticism as more than one scholar has pointed out. However, an essay “From Under the Rubble” edited by Solzhenitsyn and in his own book on Socialism called attention to the Persian revolution of the Masachites. He is the only scholar I know who has related that to the subject of revolution. It is a subject I am very familiar with because an ancestor after whom my grandson, Mark’s son Isaac, is named was one of the first victims of the Masachites.