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The Resource Thomas Paine's Rights of man : a biography, Christopher Hitchens

Thomas Paine's Rights of man : a biography, Christopher Hitchens

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Thomas Paine's Rights of man : a biography
Title
Thomas Paine's Rights of man
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Hitchens
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Thomas Paine was one of the greatest advocates of freedom in history, and his Declaration of 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 French Revolution, Paine's text is a passionate defense of man's inalienable rights. Since its publication, Rights of Man has been celebrated, criticized, maligned, suppressed, and co-opted. But here, polemicist and commentator Christopher Hitchens marvels at its forethought and revels in its contentiousness. Hitchens, a political descendant of the great pamphleteer, demonstrates how Paine's book forms the philosophical cornerstone of the United States, and how, "in a time when both rights and reason are under attack," Thomas Paine's life and writing "will always be part of the arsenal on which we shall need to depend." (New Statesman)--From publisher description
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DLC
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Hitchens, Christopher
Dewey number
323.5
Index
index present
LC call number
JC177.H5
LC item number
H58 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Books that changed the world
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Paine, Thomas
Label
Thomas Paine's Rights of man : a biography, Christopher Hitchens
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Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Atlantic Books, 2006
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [143]-146) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
158 p.
Isbn
9780871139559
Lccn
2007060701
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocm80181370
  • (OCoLC)80181370
Label
Thomas Paine's Rights of man : a biography, Christopher Hitchens
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Atlantic Books, 2006
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [143]-146) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
158 p.
Isbn
9780871139559
Lccn
2007060701
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocm80181370
  • (OCoLC)80181370

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