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Letters To The Editor...

I occasionally write a letter to the editor of our small town newspaper. They allow me to put my two cents into the topic at hand. 395 more words


Where is Edmund Burke? Where are the Passionate Pragmatists?

Admiring Edmund Burke and Tom Paine equally, may seem eccentric, almost quixotic, but I’ve found it an intellectual necessity.   I’m in the same company as C.L.R. 729 more words

Day 135: The Enlightment

A couple of weeks ago an email popped up in my inbox with the subject line: The Enlightment. I didn’t recognize the sender’s name. The body of the email was empty but there was an attachment titled “EmailtoProfessor.” I’ll be honest, I was a bit anxious about opening it but after consulting with HWMBP, I did. 1,177 more words

Are Americans wild-eyed radicals and killers?

These past few weeks, I have been immersing myself in English history as written by two political historians for a popular audience (the brief books were given me by my dissertation advisor, the super-organized and detail-oriented Alexander Saxton): R. 394 more words

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Tom Paine Publishes Third Book of Fiction

Associate Professor of English and fiction writer Thomas Payne has released his third book, “A Boy’s Book of Nervous Breakdowns: Stories,” under his pen name, Tom Paine. 389 more words


Thomas Paine - Wise Words

At this time, perhaps we should all remember the words of Thomas Paine “My country is the world, and my religion is to do good.”