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photoFrom liberty to land-use laws to the Fourth of July, a new global look at the document that continues to define freedom 800 years after Runnymede.

Click the "Listen" link to hear about what the rights and values espoused by the Magna Carta mean in the 21st century.

Guests:

Peter Linebaugh, professor of history at the University of Toledo, author of "The Secret History of the Magna Carta" in the Summer issue of Boston Review

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst and senior editor at the Atlantic Monthly magazine

This program aired on July 2, 2003.

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