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Common Sense

Narrated by: Kevin Theis
Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
Categories: History, American
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In "Common Sense", Thomas Paine takes readers through a logical argument for true American independence. Considered a master philosopher of his time, Paine shares insights on government, religion, and politics, and how each influences the moral code of American society. He draws an important distinction between the "good" of society and the "evil" of, or the contempt bred by, government. He uses theories and scenarios to explore the depths of civilization and man's role in its statutes. Paine weaves in historical and biblical references in order to prepare his argument for American freedom. He finally gives a call to action to the colonies of America to declare their collective independence from Britain. A must-listen for any American history buffs!

Public Domain (P)2018 Bassett Publishing

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good timeless principles, but book is hard to understand

Book has timeless common sense principles, but due to the age of the book, language and wording is hard to understand. In order to understand the examples, the reader needs to be very familiar with history, and a dictionary in hand is necessary. Reading a commentary and explanation about the book may be more useful and practical.