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Rights of man ; Common sense : and other political writings

Thomas Paine was the first international revolutionary. His Common Sense (1776) was the most widely read pamphlet of the American Revolution--and his Rights of Man (1791-2), the most famous defense of the French Revolution, sent out a clarion call for revolution throughout the world. Paine paid the price for his principles: he was outlawed in Britain, narrowly escaped execution in France, and was vilified as an atheist and a Jacobin on his return to America. This new edition contains the complete texts of both Rights of Man and Common Sense, as well as six other powerfully political writings--American Crisis I, American Crisis XIII, Agrarian Justice, Letter to Jefferson, Letter Addressed to the Addressers on the Late Proclamation, and Dissertation on the First Principles of Government--all of which illustrate why Paine's ideas still resonate in the modern welfare states of today
Print Book, English, 2008
Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2008
Early works
xxxiii, 504 pages ; 19 cm
9780199538003, 019953800X
Common sense
American crisis I
American crisis II
Letter to Jefferson
Rights of man
Rights of man part the second
Letter addressed to the addressers on the late proclamation
Dissertation on the first principles of government
Agrarian justice