Man Is Born Free And Everywhere He Is Being Pranked

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You probably know Jean-Jacques Rousseau as the Enlightenment-era philosopher whose writings on the concept of the social contract helped ignite the French Revolution.

What you may not know is that he had a passion for playing weird tricks on people, including mooning women in alleyways and posing as a famous musician before he could even read sheet music.

Elliott Sharp has more strange details at Full Stop.


Lauren O'Neal is an MFA student at San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in publications like Slate, The New Inquiry, and The Hairpin. You can follow her on Twitter at @laureneoneal. More from this author →