"The most influential single politician at this time, Jacques-Pierre Brissot, hoped to expose the king as a traitor and abolish the monarchy. Most historians agree that Austria had no plans to invade France, and that this was a French war of aggression, begun largely for domestic political reasons."
John Hardman, ed., The French Revolution: The Fall of the Ancien Régime to the Thermidorian Reaction 1785-1795. Documents of Modern History (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1982), pp. 141.