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On December 16, 1773, a group of young men dumped three boatloads of tea into Boston harbor. It was the most brazen act of a long campaign of political disobedience planned from the safety of the Green Dragon tavern on the city’s North End.
Sixteen years later, on the morning of July 14, 1789, journalist Camille Desmoulins stood up on a table at the Café de Foy and called on his fellow Parisians to smash the monarchy before it smashed them. The ensuing riot climaxed two days later with the storming of the Bastille.
It seems that behind every revolution, there is a drinking establishment. In fact, you could argue that the two are almost inseparable.Read the article