Monthly Archives: February 2015

Citizen Netanyahu—by Peter Eisenstad

Do you remember, by any chance, from the first half of your American history survey course, Citizen Genêt, Edmond-Charles Genêt (1763–1843)?   He was the central figure in the “Citizen Genêt Affair” in 1793.   Genêt came to the United States as the Girondist minister to the United States from France, arriving in May 1793, a few months after the execution of Louis XVI, and a few months after Britain and Revolutionary France commenced hostilities, a global war that would not finally end until 1815. read more