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Author Hitchens, Christopher.

Title Thomas Paine's rights of man [Hoopla electronic resource] / Christopher Hitchens.

Edition Unabridged.
Imprint [United States] : Tantor Audio : Made available through hoopla, 2007.
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Description 1 online resource (1 audio file (3hr., 30 min.)) : digital.
Series Books that changed the world
Books that changed the world (New York, N.Y.)
Access Digital content provided by hoopla.
Cast Read by Simon Vance.
Summary Thomas Paine is one of the greatest political propagandists in history. The Rights of Man, first published in 1791, is the key to his reputation. Inspired by his outrage at Edmund Burke's attack on the uprising of the French people, Paine's text is a passionate defense of the rights of man. Paine argued against monarchy and outlined the elements of a successful republic, including public education, pensions, and relief of the poor and unemployed, all financed by income tax. Since its publication, The Rights of Man has been celebrated, criticized, maligned, and suppressed. But here, commentator Christopher Hitchens, Paine's natural heir, marvels at its forethought and revels in its contentiousness. Above all, he shows how Thomas Paine's Rights of Man forms the philosophical cornerstone of the world's most powerful republic: the United States of America.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Paine, Thomas, 1737-1809. Rights of man.
Added Author Vance, Simon.
hoopla digital.
ISBN 9781400123919 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
1400123917 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Music No. MWT10756707
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