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In conclusion, Metternich and Mazzini well illustrate the two sides of the

            conversation: Metternich the cosmopolitan, Enlightenment rationalist, turned fierce
            conservative by the French Revolution; and Mazzini, the Romantic hero, fanning the
            flames of nationalist emotion and idealism. But neither achieved their aims. How
            would the conversation be resolved? We need to look at this in future sessions.

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            But first, next session, we’ll look at two rather unusual 19  century visionaries,
            Charles Babbage and Ava Lovelace, nee Byron.
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