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Paine and Jefferson on Liberty

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Drawing from numerous historical sources, the editor summarizes the views of Paine and Jefferson on liberty in America, and on the contrasting political realities in Europe as well.
Paperback, 160 pages
Published August 1st 1988 by Bloomsbury Academic (first published January 1st 1988)
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Cosmo
This anthology of various letters, essays, and novellas composed by two of our country's greatest Founding Fathers, Thomas Paine & Thomas Jefferson, laid a foundation for my understanding of American Revolution-era political ideology and the factors leading to our separation from Great Britain. All of the work presented is intriguing, and many of the basic principles discussed are very valid to this day. While we are not dealing with an oppressive monarchy in 2012, our rights are being erode ...more
Craig Jorgensen
I figured that I should have some idea what the "founding fathers" actually had to say about this subject, rather than getting it filtered thru the lenses of our media pundits. Definitely worth the time.
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More than a mere renaissance man, Jefferson may actually have been a new kind of man. He was fluent in five languages and able to read two others. He wrote, over the course of his life, over sixteen thousand letters. He was acquainted with nearly every influential person in America, and a great many in Europe as well. He was a lawyer, agronomist, musician, scientist, philosopher, author, architect ...more
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