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What is ironic about the end of "Chapter 4: Tyranny is Tyranny" of Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States?

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There are examples of irony throughout Chapter Four in A People's History of the United States .  Most of the irony centers around how the colonial elite criticize the King of England for his policies and then perpetrate similar offenses on the people that they govern.  This is made clear at the end of the chapter.  There are a couple examples of irony in that part of the chapter.  One such example is that the Declaration of Independence was signed the same year that Adam Smith's treatise on capitalism was issued.  The Declaration calls for individual freedoms.  Throughout the...

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