At its most radical

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Ben pan

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At its most radical, the patriotic pamphlet might frankly express preference for a republican form of government, or it might frontally assault the whole notion of divine-right monarchy. (The French idea of freedom, by Dale Van Kley)


What does this "at its most radical" mean? Does it mean that the most radical form of pamphlet contains this sort of extreme speech, or that the most radical part of this sort of pamphlet will say such a thing?
 
  • wandle

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    Pamphlets are short, campaigning pieces of literature. It is very unlkely that, with such a purpose, they would show a change of position within that short space (unless badly written).
    I am sure the author is referring to the most radical examples of patriotic pamphlets.
     
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