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  •  1968? 1848? (3+ / 0-)
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    Timaeus, Shockwave, hyperstation

    Reminds me much of the global uprisings of both those years.

    "I'll believe that corporations are people when I see Rick Perry execute one."

    by bink on Sun Jun 30, 2013 at 05:33:47 PM PDT

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    •  On my flight back from Benghazi yesterday (3+ / 0-)
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      ActivistGuy, Jay C, hoplite9

      I picked up a copy of the Economist which has a leader and deeper article on just this. Too tired right now to develop it much further but I am always puzzled why 1848 gets higher billing than the 1820's wave.

      Cheers

      I refuse to believe corporations are people until Texas executes one.

      by Athenian on Sun Jun 30, 2013 at 06:01:32 PM PDT

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      •  Because 1848 had clear offspring (2+ / 0-)
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        hyperstation, Just Bob

        Politically and ideologically, 1848 produced clear movements, whereas 1824-1830 produced a muddled, chaotic, self-contradictory mess that set up the failures of 1848-1849.

        "You may very well think so, I could not possibly comment." ~ Francis Urquhart, pragmatic political philosopher

        by ActivistGuy on Sun Jun 30, 2013 at 06:08:47 PM PDT

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    •  And the US gets to play the role (2+ / 0-)
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      hoplite9, Athenian

      that Russia played in 1848-1849.  "The Black Blight of Reaction" per the Old Man in the Library.

      "You may very well think so, I could not possibly comment." ~ Francis Urquhart, pragmatic political philosopher

      by ActivistGuy on Sun Jun 30, 2013 at 06:05:39 PM PDT

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