Common Sense

Common Sense Throughout history some books have changed the world They have transformed the way we see ourselves and each other They have inspired debate dissent war and revolution They have enlightened outrag

Throughout history, some books have changed the world They have transformed the way we see ourselves and each other They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted They have enriched lives and destroyed them.Published anonymously in 1776, six months before the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Paine s ComThroughout history, some books have changed the world They have transformed the way we see ourselves and each other They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted They have enriched lives and destroyed them.Published anonymously in 1776, six months before the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Paine s Common Sense was a radical and impassioned call for America to free itself from British rule and set up an independent republican government Savagely attacking hereditary kingship and aristocratic institutions, Paine urged a new beginning for his adopted country in which personal freedom and social equality would be upheld and economic and cultural progress encouraged His pamphlet was the first to speak directly to a mass audience it went through fifty six editions within a year of publication and its assertive and often caustic style both embodied the democratic spirit he advocated, and converted thousands of citizens to the cause of American independence.

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  1. Thomas Paine was an English American political activist, author, political theorist and revolutionary As the author of two highly influential pamphlets at the start of the American Revolution, he inspired the Patriots in 1776 to declare independence from Britain His ideas reflected Enlightenment era rhetoric of transnational human rights He has been called a corset maker by trade, a journalist by profession, and a propagandist by inclination.Born in Thetford, England, in the county of Norfolk, Paine emigrated to the British American colonies in 1774 with the help of Benjamin Franklin, arriving just in time to participate in the American Revolution His principal contributions were the powerful, widely read pamphlet Common Sense 1776 , the all time best selling American book that advocated colonial America s independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain, and The American Crisis 1776 83 , a pro revolutionary pamphlet series Common Sense was so influential that John Adams said, Without the pen of the author of Common Sense, the sword of Washington would have been raised in vain Paine lived in France for most of the 1790s, becoming deeply involved in the French Revolution He wrote the Rights of Man 1791 , in part a defence of the French Revolution against its critics His attacks on British writer Edmund Burke led to a trial and conviction in absentia in 1792 for the crime of seditious libel In 1792, despite not being able to speak French, he was elected to the French National Convention The Girondists regarded him as an ally Consequently, the Montagnards, especially Robespierre, regarded him as an enemy.In December 1793, he was arrested and imprisoned in Paris, then released in 1794 He became notorious because of his pamphlet The Age of Reason 1793 94 , in which he advocated deism, promoted reason and freethinking, and argued against institutionalized religion in general and Christian doctrine in particular He also wrote the pamphlet Agrarian Justice 1795 , discussing the origins of property, and introduced the concept of a guaranteed minimum income In 1802, he returned to America where he died on June 8, 1809 Only six people attended his funeral as he had been ostracized for his ridicule of Christianity.

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  1. Time makes converts than reason Thomas Paine And with that early quote, this reader steadily became enthralled with a founding father I sincerely wish this novella sized essay had been required reading while I was still in high school or at any point in my education, for that matter Okay, if I m being honest, my teenage self wanted history explained something like this But seriously the read I thought was going to be a necessary slog turned out to be not only insightful, but genuinely entertain [...]

  2. In observance of Independence Day I decided to read something to help me widen my knowledge on the history of the American Revolution.Common Sense is 48 page pamphlet written by Thomas Paine, but published anonymously in January 10, 1776 The document which was published right at the beginning of the American Revolution argues in favor of America s independence from Great Britain.Paine, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, was born in England He was a political activist, philosopher [...]

  3. 4.5 stars Scathing, derogatory rhetoric directed at the King of England in particular and the British in general designed to arouse the passions of the American colonists to embrace the idea of independence from Britian From that standpoint, very few books in history have been as successful in achieving its goal Almost 250 years later, this short book better described as a long essay , still has the power to move you and make you feel the passion of the writer for his subject matter A truly Amer [...]

  4. NO NO NO NOOOOO NOPE.DRY DRIER THAN AN ANCIENT RAISIN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ATACAMA DESERT DRY AND BORING AS FUCK Driest desert in the world, located in South America just West of the Andes Average of 0.6 inches 15 mm rainfall per year Extremely arid and lifeless Just like this essay.

  5. Something everyone should read, study and learn to understand This pamphlet made a new world We need such men to stand and inspire us to do the same once again.

  6. I ve been reading Common Sense by Thomas Paine So men say that I m intense or I m insane You want a revolution I want a revelation So listen to my declaration We hold these truths to be self evident that all men are created equal, And when I meet Thomas Jefferson Imma compel him to include women in the sequel Work Yes, I did pick up this pamphlet because I am obsessed with the musical Hamilton what can I say, I can relate to men thinking that you re intense and or insane , and I am so glad that [...]

  7. Like most Americans, I ve read the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence, but maybe not all of it recently, and not much of the actual writings of the founding fathers So this Audible daily deal seemed like a good thing to add to my commute.Thomas Paine s famous polemic is a quick and easy listen, because that s how he intended it to be indeed, it was read throughout the colonies, in inns and taverns and meeting houses, to a population that was well educated for t [...]

  8. Known to some as a precursor to the Declaration of Independence, Common Sense by Thomas Paine may actually serve as evidence of the blinding effects of fervent patriotism Paine masterly grasped the attention of the reader by questioning about the origin of government to stir the desire to question about the evolution of government over time how government has, over the course of centuries, became what it is The choice to begin the text with regards to the origin and progress from hence is also e [...]

  9. One of the strongest natural proofs of the folly of hereditary right in kings, is, that nature disapproves it, otherwise, she would not so frequently turn it into ridicule by giving mankind an ass for a lion.Unfortunate that the knee jerk Right has appropriated this polished wit I can t see how is reconciles with the specks of froth about emails and birth certificates Baggage eschewed, this remains a powerful pamphlet, a catalyst for defiance Not as convincing as J.S Mill, but one rife with imag [...]

  10. Yes, this is a piece of history and should be read by everyone interested in politics It asks the question should we seek Reconciliation with England or Independence from her Thomas Paine said it was only common sense to break with the King It was common sense to establish a representative government and not serve a King It was common sense to limit the terms politicians can serve, because it is best not to allow a person to get established as a career politician, as he would then serve himself [...]

  11. I read this essay in school many years ago I have read several books recently that have referred the Pane s Common Sense So, I thought I would re read and refresh my memory about the book Common Sense was published in 1776 and challenged the authority of the British government and monarchy It was written in plain language for the common person to easily read It was the first published works to openly ask for independence from Great Britain Pane says that government s sole purpose is to protect l [...]

  12. I guess the Olympics made me feel a little patriotic, so I opened my American Flag bookshelf and pulled this out from its nest between the Federalist Papers and the complete collection of Abraham Lincoln Speeches For one, my most unpatriotic reason for reading this book I am behind on my reading goal for the year and this was an incredibly short book Seriously, it s barely 100 pages and you can still brag to professors about reading it Anyway, why it s important Well, it was written during a tim [...]

  13. instead of gazing at each other with suspicious or doubtful curiousity, let each of us, hold out to his neighbor the hearty hand of friendship, and unite in drawing a line, which, like an act of oblivion shall bury in forgetfulness every former dissention Had an odd craving for some Thomas Paine and I m really glad I went with it Common Sense is at once philosophical, burning with passion, and insanely quotable Definitely interesting to read in 2017.

  14. 14 Feb 2018I read this in college in the mid 70s excellent, and also listened to the audio book version a few years ago.Great little statement about why tyranny must be stopped.Lots of fascinating English and Roman history that will probably be new to modern readers, yet is very important for understanding how the United States came to be.

  15. Thomas Paine s book, Common Sense, sparked revolutionary thoughts and supported revolutionary ideas for the colonists in America in the late 1700s Paine s idea was to get the masses of people to revolt against British rule and he outlined reasons why this would be the best course to take Common Sense really helped to promote revolutionary thoughts and was a great influence to many of the colonial people because he wrote it in a language that everyone could understand and relate to He focused his [...]

  16. Published Valentine s Day, 1776 The one essay in Revolutionary America plumbing subjects as vast as Jewish history, moral laziness, and naval ship data Theorizes that monarchies were born when ancient man wooed the group bully with gifts Lucid, sarcastic and a national treasure.Phenomenal quotes Time makes converts than reason Were the impulses of conscience clear, uniform, and irresistibly obeyed, man would need no other law giver Nothing but heaven is impregnable to vice The simple anything [...]

  17. I m very sure that I would have liked this a lot if I had been alive and able to read in 1776 in the heat of a revolution, instead of reading it in 2014 as a summer assignment that I m required to do for school I have so much respect for the founding fathers and everyone alive during that time, but that doesn t mean that I enjoy reading about it I respect what they did and am very grateful, but summer work sucks and I am not extraordinarily interested in politics.

  18. The historical significance of Common Sense alone argues for a 5 star rating Highly readable, this book references natural law, legal theory, historical examples, and Old Testament precedent It makes for an enjoyable read and provides insight into what fired up our Founding Fathers.

  19. DEMOCRACY THE LESSER OF TWO EVILS In this sensational essay, Thomas Paine elucidates democracy republic, with its flaws, is exceptionally better than a monarch or any other singular form of authority in power It was a pamphlet then, now, a book, because of the significant role it played during the American Revolution The introduction perfectly summed up our society s reaction to everything A long habit of not thinking a thing WRONG, gives it a superficial appearance of being RIGHT, and raises at [...]

  20. In my self directed study of the Great Books of the Western World I somehow managed to go right past this one and read The Federalist I considered just skipping Common Sense but it is such a slim volume that I couldn t really justify neglecting it I m glad I doubled back for it If only everyone from this era had written as concisely and convincingly as Thomas Paine I am interested in further reading of his work Especially those addressing his views on religion and slavery for which it seems he w [...]

  21. When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember, that virtue is not hereditary Common sense is not that common After 250 years of its first publication Common Sense is still one of the most relevant books to understand nature of oppression and exploitation It still appeals to the mind of a person society colony seeking freedom from its oppressor.

  22. I m a little bit of a fan of the musical Hamilton In one song, the future sister in law of Alexander Hamilton sings, I ve been reading Common Sense by Thomas Paine, so men say that I m intense or I m insane That particular line gets stuck in my head a lot and I finally thought I should read the dang thing myself Common Sense is a pamphlet that Thomas Paine wrote in an attempt to justify and defend the cause of independence from England His thoughtful, logical arguments approach the problem from [...]

  23. Common Sense is a strongly worded call for independence of the American Colonies Paine demonstrates through logical reasoning and factual evidence that America can and must govern itself The King of England, he maintains is nothing less than a tyrant interested only in the resources and riches of the land Paine demands equality but asserts that it can never come from England and, therefore, disassociation and independence are the only alternatives He criticizes the tradition of the monarchy as a [...]

  24. A fast paced rant against the king Paine writes like he was speaking in front of as audience of like minded rebels He does not have a single focus in his tirade jumping from one point to another within s paragraph Though, altogether, he does have a single focus the American colonies can no longer live under the tyranny of a king far across the ocean All patriots must read this pamphlet that is barely over fifty pages A signature piece of American history.

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