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Common Sense

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Reminds me of a current system in place, and not just on a governmental aspect.

Think of and compare Capitalism vs. Monarchy. Then think of and compare Kings vs. Corperate and Fame Giants. Ya know, the big dogs at the top whose families inherit generations of wealth, ownership, land, and fame. Now think about how carefully interagrate and infuse...
Think of and compare Capitalism vs. Monarchy. Then think of and compare Kings vs. Corperate and Fame Giants. Ya know, the big dogs at the top whose families inherit generations of wealth, ownership, land, and fame. Now think about how carefully interagrate and infused Capitalism has been introduced into not just politics but also the direction of the Progress of a People of not just our nation but as entire global regions; not just of our own constitution but as theirs or any hope for theirs as well... People should remember the firey desire of our forefathers for freedom. All the struggles they forced themselves to confront and suffer through just for a Freedom of the People... For a better tomorrow. Our forefathers were of not just a few but of an entire generation of free thinking men and women. Our forefathers bled in more ways then imagined on any battlefield. THEY BLED NOT FOR RICHES OR FAME BUT FOR AN IDEA! The Idea that ALL men are equal, all are worthy of equal opportunity and consequence regardless of the riches or rank of power they hold. No man less important then the next. No man deprieved of any available opportunity currently at the current pace of Civilization as the next man. I hold the torch of ALL my forefathers before. Learn from humanities story that has been told thus far..

posted by Anonymous on April 17, 2013

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Thought provoking at the very least.

I can't say that I liked this one, but I didn't hate it and I actually found it fairly interesting. It was intriguing and as Paine made his arguments for why we should revolt I kept having to remind myself of the time that this was written. It really made me think had w...
I can't say that I liked this one, but I didn't hate it and I actually found it fairly interesting. It was intriguing and as Paine made his arguments for why we should revolt I kept having to remind myself of the time that this was written. It really made me think had we not had people like Paine in our history where would we be today? How different of a world would we live in if there had not been revolutionists?

The language took me a bit to get used to. I realized how nice the dictionary feature on the nook really is... There were quite a few times that I had to look something up because I was lost as to what Paine was trying to get across.

Overall I think it was a compelling piece of literature. At the very least it was thought provoking and gave me a better idea of the place America was in politically and socially before the revolution.

posted by Jennmarie68 on October 22, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2013

    Boo

    Worst book ever!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2012

    Wanted to read this but badly edited

    The version edited by Haldeman-Julius is mangled in the Nook format and is unreadable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2012

    Unreadable.

    "Common sense" is exactly that. Unfortunately, I cannot read this particular purchase on my nook. Some lines of printing overlap others. I want my money back!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2012

    Don't waste your time

    This book wouldn't even open for me.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2011

    Really not as impressive as

    Everything written about it has led me to believe. Paine was a rabble rouser and most everything in here was disapointing.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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