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Thomas Paine's Rights of man

Author: Christopher Hitchens
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press ; [Berkeley, Calif.] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, ©2006.
Series: Books that changed the world (New York, N.Y.)
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st American edView 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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Hitchens, Christopher.
Thomas Paine's Rights of man.
New York : Atlantic Monthly Press ; [Berkeley, Calif.] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2006
(OCoLC)607848804
Online version:
Hitchens, Christopher.
Thomas Paine's Rights of man.
New York : Atlantic Monthly Press ; [Berkeley, Calif.] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2006
(OCoLC)608552417
Named Person: Thomas Paine
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Hitchens
ISBN: 9780871139559 0871139553
OCLC Number: 80181370
Notes: Originally published: London : Atlantic Books, 2006.
Description: 158 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Paine in America --
Paine in Europe --
Rights of man, part one --
Rights of man, part two --
The age of reason --
Conclusion : Paine's legacy.
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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