Current Ideas: A Blog by Jeffrey A. Schaler

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Monday, January 29, 2007

Today is the birthday of Thomas Paine

"Literary and Historical Notes:

It's the birthday of writer and politician Thomas Paine, (books by this author) born in Thetford, England (1737). With his anonymously published pamphlet "Common Sense," in 1776, he helped start the American Revolution, even though he'd only been living in America for a little more than a year.

Thomas Paine said, "He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself."



Blogger Kate said...

He was truly a great man. He brought about a revolution through his works that changed many lives for the better. Happy Birthday to Thomas Paine.
Peep into my blog for some unique birthday gift and party ideas.

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