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Do You Question?

Dad always used to tease me (and still does) because I always ask “why?”  I had one friend who was kicked out of Sunday school for asking questions?   19 more words

Life Lessons

China State Media Claims Xi Jinping is an Avid Reader. Let's Play Along, What Does He Read?

President Xi Jinping’s alleged reading list, from Flaubert to Kissinger

Ting Yan reports: China’s state-controlled media said on World Reading Day that the country’s President Xi Jinping is an enthusiastic reader of literature and philosophy and Chinese citizens should learn from him. 547 more words


Paine In The Thomas

“Every religion is good that teaches man to be good; and I know of none that instructs him to be bad.” Thomas Paine

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Freedom and the English (1)

The other day, I was reading that classic work, the “Nottingham Date-Book” when I stumbled upon two little gems. The first was dated September 30th 1793 and showed a Blackadder type of world where alcohol replaces political thought: 728 more words


Notes on "Common Sense" by Thomas Paine

The Context

The literary elite and abstruse academicians who revel in writing dense, jargon-laden tomes tend to sneer at “pamphlets” and commonly charge the intellectual activities, of those of their opponents whom they regard as beneath their consideration, as “pamphleteering.” They would be surprised to note that “Common Sense” by Thomas Paine, a text that played a key role in the American Revolution of 1776, in the popularisation of the ideas which undergirded that movement, in transforming loyal subjects of the British empire into votaries of secession, was a pamphlet. 2,071 more words

Modern Political Thought
  • “Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.” ~Thomas Paine
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