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David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants - Part Three: Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

Malcolm Gladwell
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In the summer of 1969, Rosemary Lawlor was a newlywed and a new mother. She and her husband had just bought a house in Belfast in Northern Ireland. There was unrest and growing violence between the Catholics and Protestants. The young family was in danger and left with almost nothing. They fled to the Catholic neighborhood of Ballymurphy in West Belfast also known as the Lower Falls where her family lived.

By 1970 things had deteriorated even further. British armored cars were patrolling the streets and there were vicious gun battles in nearby communities. That same year economists Nathan Leites and Charles Wolf, Jr., wrote a report on how to deal with insurgencies entitled, “Rebellion and Authority.” It covered everything from the war in Vietnam, law enforcement in general, civil unrest and terrorism. Their theory was that the powerful had to give no consideration...

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