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Thomas Paine, Champion of Sound Money The Foundation for Economic Education

Between writing his well-known revolutionary liberal tracts Common Sense (1776) and The Rights of Man(1791), Thomas Paine contributed knowledgeably to a 1785-6 debate over money and banking in Pennsylvania. 1,952 more words

A New Democratic Enlightenment?

John Keane, University of Sydney

This is the slightly rewritten text of my address to the opening plenary session, ‘New Enlightenment Neue Aufklärung’, at the European Forum Alpbach, Alpbach, Austria, 28 August 2016. 3,966 more words



Angry voters are everywhere these days, apparently.  We’re fed up, put out, put off, irate, furious, and enraged.  Depending on who you ask, voter anger is an irrepressible force welling up from the rank and file of common Americans or a tempest cynically manufactured by calculating politicians, celebrity pundits, and Fox News.  1,909 more words

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...like administering medicine to the dead

To argue with a man who has renounced the use and authority of reason, and whose philosophy consists in holding humanity in contempt, is like administering medicine to the dead, or endeavoring to convert an atheist by scripture.

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The Loos are Lost - Part II

First poem here:

If this were Lewes
they’d start a campaign,
to retain the town’s loos
under their ‘rights to complain’:

At the top of their list – 170 more words


Unit Two React Post #1: Thomas Paine, Father of the Internet?

In 1995, Wired magazine published an article by Jon Kratz on Thomas Paine, the author of Common Sense, which you read selections of for homework on Friday.Kratz claimed the following: 398 more words

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Book Review: Why I Am Not a Christian

Why I Am Not a Christian is a collection of essays by one of the twentieth centuries most celebrated philosophers. To judge this book by its provocative title would be a mistake as it would deny you the treasures within. 2,188 more words

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