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Some of the world's earliest democracies flourished aboard pirate ships

By Joanna Weiss
May 11, 2008

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AS A CHILD, Peter Leeson was pirate-obsessed. He cherished the ruby-eyed skull ring he got at Disney World, after riding Pirates of the Caribbean. He took up a collection of coconut pirate heads. He lapped up the pirate themes in "Goonies." And when he grew up to be an economics professor, and started studying pirate society, he found a new ... (Full article: 1105 words)

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