Rights of Man
Advocating equality, meritocracy, and social responsibility in plain language, Thomas Paine galvanized tens of thousands of readers and changed the framework of political discourse with this text. He was tried and convicted for sedition by the British government for publishing Rights of Man, Part Two but his direct style and provocative ideas were hugely influential. This edition situates Rights of Man within the discussion of the French Revolution in Britain and enables readers to understand the broader political debates of the 1790s.Appendices include responses to the French Revolution, Paine's response to the Proclamation that declared his writing seditious, contemporary political philosophy by Richard Price and Edmund Burke, and cartoons satirizing Paine and his views.
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Review: Rights of ManUser Review - Khalil James - Goodreads
Reading this book, centries after the period of its intended audience, speaks to us of the importance of rule by the nation, rather than that by government. This relic of exemplary progress describes ... Read full review
Review: Rights of ManUser Review - Goodreads
Kind of skimmed the last chapter of part II where he was waffling on about taxes, but an important historical document that everyone should be familiar with. Also, it made me hate the Queen even more.
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