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Rights of Man, Common Sense, and Other Political Writings (Paperback)

Thomas Paine; Edited by Mark Philp

Series: Oxford World's Classics

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`An army of principles will penetrate where an army of soldiers cannot . . . it will march on the horizon of the world and it will conquer.' Thomas Paine was the first international revolutionary. His Common Sense (1776) was the most widely read pamphlet of the American Revolution; his Rights of Man (1791-2) was the most famous defence of the French Revolution and sent out a clarion call for revolution throughout the world. He paid the price for his principles: he was outlawed in Britain, narrowly escaped execution in France, and was villified as an atheist and a Jacobin on his return to America. Paine loathed the unnatural inequalities fostered by the hereditary and monarchical systems. He believed that government must be by and for the people and must limit itself to the protection of their natural rights. But he was not a libertarian: from a commitment to natural rights he generated one of the first blueprints for a welfare state, combining a liberal order of civil rights with egalitarian constraints. This collection brings together Paine's most powerful political writings from the American and French revolutions in the first fully annotated edition of these works. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


Imprint: Oxford UniversityPress
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Oxford World's Classics
Release date: November 2008
First published: December 2008
Authors: Thomas Paine
Editors: Mark Philp (Fellow and Tutor in Politics)
Dimensions: 197 x 129 x 25mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 504
ISBN-13: 978-0-19-953800-3
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political science & theory
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Essays, journals, letters & other prose works > General
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political ideologies > Liberalism & centre democratic ideologies
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political activism > Revolutions & coups
LSN: 0-19-953800-X
Barcode: 9780199538003

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