Revolution: a success story: Ray Raphael at TEDxEureka


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Among Ray Raphael’s 17 books is The First American Revolution: Before Lexington and Concord, which chronicles the 1774 Massachusetts Revolution featured in this talk. Raphael also authored A People’s History of the American Revolution (the first volume in Howard Zinn’s “People’s History” series), Founding Myths: Stories That Hide Our Patriotic Past, and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to the Founding Fathers and the Birth of Our Nation.


At the end of the video, what Ray Rafael explains fits so nicely with one of the messages that Bernie Sanders want us all to understand – revolutions are started by the people, not the “leaders”.

I first learned about this story when I got together with the “We Want Bernie – Worcester” people in the 2016 campaign. Chris Horton gave me a book to read. Now Stone Riley is trying to get Bernie Sanders to come to Worcester on the day Worcester celebrates this story. Thanks to Stone for providing the link to this talk.

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