Common Sense, The Rights of Man and Other Essential Writings

Common Sense, The Rights of Man and Other Essential Writings Paine S Daring Prose Paved The Way For The Declaration Of Independence And The Revolutionary War This Volume Also Includes The Crisis , The Age Of Reason , And Agrarian Justice Too bad this book isn t a major part of our current educational system I teach English literature and am convinced that a good dose of this at least once a day will bring our country back from the reality show addicted ninnies that we are all becoming Wonderful book about the abuses of government, the threat of ignorance and the very real danger of irresponsible leadership.I would like to make this part of my freshmen curriculum if I didn t thin
Without the pen of Paine, the sword of Washington would have wielded in vain John AdamsThis quote prompted me to read this book I was entirely unacquainted with Paine and this book was a tremendous introduction.Thomas Paine, born in Great Britain, was initially an unsuccessful man just like all great men It was in his later years that He found fame and recognition for his writings Paine was an ardent supporter of democracy, Human Rights and Republicanism He was severe critic of Monarchy Without the pen of Paine, the sword of Washington would have wielded in vain John AdamsThis quote prompted me to read this book I was entirely unacquainted with Paine and this book was a tremendous introduction.Thomas Paine, born in Great Britain, was initially an unsuccessful man just like all great men It was in his later years that He found fame and recognition for his writings Paine was an ardent supporter of democracy, Human Rights and Republicanism He was severe critic of Monarchy and any form of hereditary form of politics He chiefly wrote and published propaganda pamphlets and political essays that addressed the common man and not the affluent class of citizens His unflinching criticism for Imperialist ambitions of British Government alienated him from the British Establishment and th
Given what I ve read of him in the introduction of this edition of his writings and elsewhere, Thomas Paine was every bit as important to the American Revolution as George Washington or Thomas Jefferson and as it turns out, fascinatingly enough, an important figure in the French Revolution The forward by Jack Fruchtman Jr claimed Paine was no philosopher, but rather a journalist, and the introduction by Sidney Hook that he was no deep thinker Interestingly enough, I found Paine s writings s Given what I ve read of him in the introduction of this edition of his writ
My ignorance of American history often manages to astound even myself I know the major events and figures But can I rattle off the list of presidents Can I name famous Supreme Court cases at the drop of a hat Could I, in short, even pass a basic high school level American history test I doubt it.But I m not about to start making flash cards and drilling myself anytime soon anyway, such a task would only fill my head with the same facts and dates I ve already managed to forget No if I m g My ignorance of American history often manages to astound even myself I know the major events and figures But can I rattle off the list of presidents Can I name famous Supreme Court cases at the drop of a hat Could I, in short, even pass a basic high school level American history test I doubt it.But I m not about to start making flash cards and drilling myself anytime soon anyway, such a task would only fill my head with the same facts and dates I ve already managed to forget No if I m going to learn, I m going to learn in style And what better way to stylishly learn than by reading primary sources As a friend of mine pointed out, Thomas Paine was the ultimate American He was an immigrant, an autodidact, a populist, a democrat, and an optimist He believed that the whole world could be a democratic paradise not only did he believe it could happen, but was absolutely sure it would.Paine also shared another American quality an avers
An excellent book The foundations of the American political structure and two hundred years later a call to come back to basics A call to expose how America is edging closer to ALL things that it set out NOT to be More than a voice of the past but a herald, like a prophet in the desert, saying You have strayed away from something that was so clearly laid out for you, Come back Come back NOT to a system of the wealthiest man o
I don t know how to review books like this one On a personal level I liked it but did struggle with some parts of itbecause I find that 18th century language is a little off putting for me However, I am so glad that I was forced to read this book for class.It is almost a cliche to say that this book is incredibly important to American history It is also a book that is easy to read in excerpts in other sources, so reading the whole thing was helpful and something I ve been putting off I don t know how to review books like this one On a personal level I liked it but did struggle with some parts of itbecause
I give Rights of Man 3 1 2 stars because I have severe mixed feelings about it On one hand, I loved how much insight Paine gave on government and how much he made me think about what really occurs within our government, making it 4 stars worthy On the other hand, he seemed slightly repetitive and seemed to use circular reasoning a lot and constantly landed on the same point, making it 3 stars worthy Over all, I thought it was very insightful and very advanced thinking for the late 1700 s, b I give Rights of Man 3 1 2 stars because I have severe mixed feelings about it On one hand, I loved how much insight Paine gave on government and how much he made me think about what really occurs within our government, making it 4 stars worthy On the other hand, he seemed slightly repetitive and seemed to use circular reasoning a lot and constantly landed on the same point, making it 3 stars worthy Over
My school curriculum only had me read Common Sense, and The Crisis But I m okay with that I think EVERY American needs to read these, at least once Thomas Paine made point after awesome point about why America needs to be free from Britain, and it was really cool to read them
I reread this book every 8 to 12 years, often near elections, to remind myself that reasonable people possessing common sense existed hundreds of years ago against a sea of insanity, shortsightedness, and stubbornness Time makesconverts than reason Thomas Paine, Common Sense I always thought this was the original Common Sense, not the one penned by Glen Beck.

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  • Paperback
  • 416 pages
  • Common Sense, The Rights of Man and Other Essential Writings
  • Thomas Paine
  • English
  • 10 July 2019
  • 0451528891