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Rights of Man / Edition 1

Rights of Man / Edition 1

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by Thomas Paine
     
 

ISBN-10: 1551115840

ISBN-13: 9781551115849

Pub. Date: 03/29/2011

Publisher: Broadview Press

Rights of Man played a crucial role in defining modern political thought, and this stand–alone edition provides a rich historical context for the work.

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Rights of Man played a crucial role in defining modern political thought, and this stand–alone edition provides a rich historical context for the work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781551115849
Publisher:
Broadview Press
Publication date:
03/29/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction by Eric Foner
Suggestions for Further Reading
A Note on the Text
RIGHTS OF MAN
Notes to Part One
Notes to Part Two

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The Rights of Man 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
CharlesSage More than 1 year ago
While Paine's goal was to defend the French Revolution as it took place, he also provides, perhaps unwittingly, a treatise on natural rights that governments should and must respect if they are to have any legitimacy. He also covers what it means to be a government and where the true power lies. A great plain-language text that is still relevant today, Rights of Man is a must read for anyone interested in some of the theory behind the Constitutional debates in our own country 200+ years ago.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One might assume that a book on political philosophy promises to be a rather dry read, but, aside from a foray into English tax reform in Part Two, this is largely not the case for Rights of Man. Paine's work remains immenitely readable. It was fascinating to read the case for so many of the central principles of American democracy. Many of these principles, including democracy, political equality, liberty, and the separation of church and state we accept as given, and hardly take the time to examine theri foundation. Paine is writing in a time when these ideas were actively being debated.
donrawfulguy More than 1 year ago
HAVING DIFFICULTY STAYING WITH THIS BOOK
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In short, freedom isn't free.
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