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    Description'An army of principles will penetrate where an army of soldiers cannot ...it will march on the horizon of the world and it will conquer.' Thomas Paine was the first international revolutionary. His Common Sense (1776) was the most widely read pamphlet of the American Revolution; his Rights of Man (1791-2) was the most famous defence of the French Revolution and sent out a clarion call for revolution throughout the world. He paid the price for his principles: he was outlawed in Britain, narrowly escaped execution in France, and was villified as an atheist and a Jacobin on his return to America. Paine loathed the unnatural inequalities fostered by the hereditary and monarchical systems. He believed that government must be by and for the people and must limit itself to the protection of their natural rights. But he was not a libertarian: from a commitment to natural rights he generated one of the first blueprints for a welfare state, combining a liberal order of civil rights with egalitarian constraints. This collection brings together Paine's most powerful political writings from the American and French revolutions in the first fully annotated edition of these works. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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    Rights of Man, Common Sense, and Other Political Writings
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    By (author) Thomas Paine, Edited by Mark Philp
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 544
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 372 g
    ISBN 13: 9780199538003
    ISBN 10: 019953800X

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    Oxford University Press
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    Publication date
    01 January 2009
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    Author Information
    Author of Paine in Past Masters, Mark Philp is Fellow and Tutor in Politics at Oriel College, Oxford.
    Review quote
    'OUP's excellent series continues with a collection from the Christopher Hitchens de ses jours.' Guardian
    Table of contents
    Common Sense ; American Crisis 1 ; American Crisis X111 ; Letters to Jefferson ; Rights of Man ; Rights of Man. Part the Second ; Letter Addressed to the Addressers on the Late Proclamation ; Dissertation on the First Principles of Government ; Agrarian Justice