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Common Sense ($.99 Patriot Classics - Complete Original Text)

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A book by Thomas Paine

Read the original, full-length political pamphlet that inspired Glenn Beck to write Common Sense!    'Common Sense is a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine. It was first published anonymously on January 10, 1776, during the American … see full wiki

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Author: Thomas Paine
Genre: History, Nonfiction
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Paine Makes Sense

  • Apr 3, 2011
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Thomas Paine is considered one of America's founding fathers. Even though he arrived in British North American colonies in 1774, just two years before the war for independence, he was immediately convinced of the necessity of the independence. Furthermore, as a pamphleteer he strove to convince other reluctant colonists that their rights will only be truly respected if they achieve a complete independence from Britain. The most famous of these pamphlets, "Common Sense," was published early in 1776 and arguably had the greatest impact on the colonists' decision to declare their independence later on that year.

Paine's writing is lucid and clear even today, some 236+ years after the pamphlet has been published. Paine uses arguments from history, the Bible, and most importantly common sense in order to convince his readers in the soundness of their striving for independence. Paine is very passionate in his presentation, and it is hard not to be swayed by his arguments. Furthermore, some of the main points that he made are extremely relevant for any generation, as they cut to the very essence of what it means to have a good and legitimate government. This is one book that anyone who is interested in politics and public good ought to read.

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