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Review: 46 Pages

I first read Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense”, the “46 Pages” referred to in the title of Scott Liell’s book, a few years ago and I could not understand why every student in the United States is not required to read it. 337 more words

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Thomas Paine

When man has so far corrupted and prostituted the chastity of his band, as to subscribe his professional beliefs to things he does not believe, he has prepared himself for the commission of every other crime. – The Age of Reason


Common Sense and Corporate Tyranny

A true American hero, Paine came to be despised in the United States. After “The Age of Reason” was published, he was called an anti-Christ, and his reputation was ruined. 699 more words

'Tis the Will of God

How Providence favoured Thomas Paine and a digression into the immorality of prayer. ‘My country is the world. My religion is to do good.’   It’s no easy task endeavouring to find another figure in US history of comparable character and consequence so maligned and discredited, a hero to the proponents of liberty so unsung, and a revolutionary of such understated significance, without whose pen ‘the sword of Washington would have been wielded in vain.’ This much we owe to Thomas Paine: the American Revolution, and perhaps therefore its French emulation too. 1,040 more words

The Community Rights Movement of Common Sense

“The earth is the common property of the human race”

    Thomas Paine

The community rights movement challenges, on the local level, the ease with which corporations exploit natural resources. 252 more words

  • “Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value.
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Thomas Paine

A little history - Common Sense

When the Boston Massacre occurred on March 5, 1770 and the Boston Tea Party took place on December 16th, 1773, the colonists were highly agitated by these events, but throughout all of this, they still considered themselves British subjects that had grievances against the reigning British monarch, George III. 475 more words