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Edward L. Glaeser

Revolution of urban rebels

By Edward L. Glaeser
July 4, 2008

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The Fourth of July is an opportunity to reflect on the long, difficult path to liberty. The organized uprisings, like t he American Revolution, that toppled tyrants were often urban affairs that started with surreptitious meetings in crowded pubs and guildhalls. They were led by creatures of the city: merchants, lawyers, weavers, butchers, and brewers. As we celebrate our freedom ... (Full article: 717 words)

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