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Sam Bauman: 'Occupy Wall Street' a lesson in history

I was chatting with a couple of friends Monday about the "Occupy Wall Street" movement in its unfocused protest about banks and the financial sector and other things. No specific targets, but they know something is wrong here.

One friend, a firm "independent," dismissed the crowds as "a bunch of purple-haired freaks." The other - a determined conservative who has predicted rioting in 18 months in American cities when the economy collapses, as he is sure it is about to - similarly waved off the protests because the crowd was largely young and powerless with no agenda.

I tried to …

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