The Saloon, America’s Forgotten Democratic Institution

29 Nov

Historian Jon Grinspan explains how saloons used to be a hub for working-class life, including politics. Is Starbucks an adequate replacement? Read Grinspan’s astute analysis here at the New York Times: The Saloon, America’s Forgotten Democratic Institution – The New York Times

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One Response to “The Saloon, America’s Forgotten Democratic Institution”

  1. Barbara November 29, 2016 at 1:10 pm #

    No, because the place is full of people with laptops, mainly students and they don’t talk very much, especially when the popular “music” is loud, which is often…Dad >

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