David A. Bell: “Little Spartas: What Causes Some Cities to Become Sites of Revolution? “

Mike Rapport’s The Unruly City: Paris, London, and New York in the Age of Revolution (2017) … “demonstrates how attention to the specific geography and social forces of a city can illuminate a critical question about which the new global history has little to say: Why do people in some places—but not others—become radicalized, driving revolutions into previously uncharted territory?”