Thomas Paine Classic Collection (Illustrated) by Thomas Paine

Thomas Paine Classic Collection (Illustrated)

byThomas Paine, Timeless Books: Editor

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The book has an active table of contents for easy access to each volume and section of the following titles:

1. COMMON SENSE

2. THE AMERICAN CRISIS

3. RIGHTS OF MAN

4. THE AGE OF REASON

5. AGRARIAN JUSTICE

6. LIFE OF THOMAS PAINE

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.

Thomas Paine’s COMMON SENSE was published in 1776 at the right beginning of the American Revolution. COMMON SENSE was written and reasoned in a simple style to present a distinctly American political identity so that common people understood that American freedom from British rule was not a question but a needed immediate action.

Thomas Paine’s The American Crisis was published between 1776 and 1783 in a row. Paine convinced American people that the conflict of the Thirteen Colonies with Great Britain was between the good American devoted to civic virtue and the selfish provincial man. The independence was with common dissenting Protestant beliefs.

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. 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.

Thomas Paine’s THE AGE OF REASON; BEING AN INVESTIGATION OF TRUE AND FABULOUS THEOLOGY was published between 1794 and 1802 in a row. Thomas Paine challenged the institutionalized religion and the legitimacy of the Bible as "an ordinary piece of literature rather than as a divinely inspired text".  Paine called out what he saw as corruption of the Christian Church and criticized its efforts to acquire political power. He also promoted natural religion.

Agrarian Justice was published in the winter of 1795. In this last essay by Paine, he further developed the ideas in the Rights of Man about how land ownership separated the majority of people from their natural inheritance and means of independent survival. Paine's analysis of property rights made a distinct contribution to political theory. Agrarian Justice is also seen by The US Social Security Administration as the first American proposal for an old-age pension and basic income.

The collection is the source of Paine's political views that all pointe to a society based on the common good and individualism. It is also the source of Paine’s political experience and of observations of the societies of the United States, France, and Great Britain at a turning point.

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".

Thomas Paine is forever remembered as a philosopher, political theorist and revolutionary. His theory still remains true and his spirit of hard core to challenge the establishments still inspires the young generations around the world for a better future.

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

 

Title:Thomas Paine Classic Collection (Illustrated)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:October 12, 2015Publisher:www.WealthOfNation.comLanguage:English

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ISBN:9990051147131

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