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Pirate Enlightenment, or the Real Libertalia (2023, Farrar, Straus & Giroux) 3 stars

We would seem to have a genuine historical anomaly: a political entity that presented itself to the outside world as a kingdom, organized around the charismatic figure of a brilliant child of pirates, but which within operated by a decentralized grassroots democracy without any developed system of social rank.

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