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Thomas Paine's rights of man

Author: Christopher Hitchens; Simon Vance
Publisher: [Old Saybrook, CT] : Tantor Media, 2007.
Series: Books that changed the world (New York, N.Y.)
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Biography : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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Thomas Paine was one of the greatest advocates of freedom in history, and his Declaration of the Rights of Man, first published in 1791, is the key to his reputation. Inspired by his outrage at Edmund Burke's attack on the French Revolution, Paine's text is a passionate defense of man's inalienable rights. Since its publication, Rights of Man has been celebrated, criticized, maligned, suppressed, and co-opted. But  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Named Person: Thomas Paine
Material Type: Biography, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Hitchens; Simon Vance
ISBN: 1400103916 9781400103911
OCLC Number: 166423085
Notes: Compact disc.
Duration: 3:30:00.
Performer(s): Read by Simon Vance.
Description: 3 sound discs (3 hrs., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Title: Books that changed the world (New York, N.Y.)
Responsibility: Christopher Hitchens.

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Thomas Paine was one of the greatest advocates of freedom in history, and his Declaration of the Rights of Man, first published in 1791, is the key to his reputation. Inspired by his outrage at Edmund Burke's attack on the French Revolution, Paine's text is a passionate defense of man's inalienable rights. Since its publication, Rights of Man has been celebrated, criticized, maligned, suppressed, and co-opted. But here, polemicist and commentator Christopher Hitchens marvels at its forethought and revels in its contentiousness. Hitchens, a political descendant of the great pamphleteer, demonstrates how Paine's book forms the philosophical cornerstone of the United States, and how, "in a time when both rights and reason are under attack," Thomas Paine's life and writing "will always be part of the arsenal on which we shall need to depend." (New Statesman)--From publisher description.

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