Rights of Man: Part 1 & 2 in 2 (Illustrated) by Thomas Paine

Rights of Man: Part 1 & 2 in 2 (Illustrated)

byThomas Paine, Timeless Books: Editor

Kobo ebook | October 13, 2015

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Thomas Paine was one of the founding fathers of the United States. He was also a political activist, philosopher, political theorist and revolutionary that is seen today in the row with the greatest thinkers such as John Locke, John Stuart Mill, Thomas Hobbes, Alexander Hamilton, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin. Their collected thoughts have had strong influence on building the foundation of the United States and its endeavor of open society.

Thomas Paine’s RIGHTS OF MAN was published in 1791.  Thomas Paine argued in the book that popular political revolution was permissible when a government was set to damage the natural rights of its people. Echoing later John Mill’s statement that “War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.”, Paine supported the French Revolution against Edmund Burke's attack in his book REFLECTIONS ON THE REVOLUTION IN FRANCE that was published in 1790. Paine insisted human rights originated in Nature could not be granted via political charter and that the French Revolution should be understood as one that attacked the despotic principles of the French monarchy, not the king himself. The book's wisdom was strongly influenced by John Locke and derived from his Second Treatise of Government.

On September 23, 2015 , Chinese President Xi Jinping, the powerful leader of the last and largest communist country in the world, visited the United States and claimed to American people that he enjoyed reading the books by Thomas Paine. Interestingly, this reminded American people that in 1800 Paine had a meeting with Napoleon in Paris. Napoleon also claimed he slept with a copy of Rights of Man under his pillow and told Paine that "a statue of gold should be erected to you in every city in the universe." However, Paine’s response to Napoleon’s progress towards dictatorship was: "the completest charlatan that ever existed". Although Thomas Paine cannot directly respond to the president Xi Jinping’s praise of his books today, former secretary of the United States Hillary Clinton responded on September 27, 205 during Xi’s same U.S. trip to UN in the United States "Xi hosting a meeting on women's rights at the UN while persecuting feminists? Shameless". Hillary’s response to President Xi Jinping is almost repeating Paine’s response to Napoleon again.

Thomas Paine is forever remembered as a philosopher, political theorist and revolutionary through his extremely influential works. His works have produced great influence on building the foundation of the United States. His books are the wakeup call to the self-indulged dictators. His view to the real world became widely recognised as the foremost philosophical and political voice of freedom. His theory still remains true and his spirit of hard core to challenge the establishments still inspires the young generations around the world to build and evolve our democratic systems around worlds for a better future. Paine’s influence has been felt in nearly every field of the humanities and sciences.

The book also contains the title Life of Thomas Paine by Moncure Daniel Conway to help readers better understand the historical background of that Paine wrote Rights of Man.

This book is one of the most important ones about the thoughts of human rights by Thomas Paine, one of the greatest thinkers of modern political philosophy on the planet.

Title:Rights of Man: Part 1 & 2 in 2 (Illustrated)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:October 13, 2015Publisher:www.WealthOfNation.comLanguage:English

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