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Insurrections, real and fake

One riot does not an insurrection make. Nor does one word (in this case “fight”) transmute the street-wise lexicon of a New York hotel builder into a mesmerizing Robespierre (or Gandhi). An insurrection has leaders who are maddened by theories of a new Utopia, a social vision they alone understand as if transmitted to them, […]