Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The Guardian - Thomas Paine Papers Discovered

Spotted and forwarded, with our thanks, by Alaine Lowell of the Thomas Paine Society, Pasadena, CA:

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Thomas Paine on despotism.

"The preclusion of consent is despotism." Thomas Paine, Dissertation on First Principles of Government, 1795.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Thomas Paine on morality.

"As for morality, the knowledge of it exists in every man's conscience." Thomas Paine, Age of Reason, pt. 1, 1794.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Thomas Paine, Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck and the history-impaired Right

Historian Harvey J. Kaye sets them straight:

Monday, November 16, 2009

Thomas Paine on America

"The cause of America is, in great measure, the cause of all mankind." Thomas Paine, Common Sense, 1776.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Thomas Paine on calumny.

"Calumny becomes harmless and defeats itself when it attempts to act upon too large a scale." Thomas Paine - Letter to Citizen Danton, May 6, 1793.