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Thomas Paine

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spokette Mon 08-Jun-09 13:48:07

I think he will be turning in his grave at what is happening in Europe.

Interesting that the BBC have done a spotlight on him and not surprisingly, Barack Obama is a fansmileas he quoted him in his inauguration speech.

Is Thomas Paine on the school syllabus?

spokette Mon 08-Jun-09 13:50:53

For anyone who is interested in social justice, his book "The Rights of Man" is essential reading.

MrsGuyOfGisbourne Mon 08-Jun-09 14:42:44

Mark Steele has a wonderful brief life of him in his book 'Vive la revolution'

ProfYaffle Mon 08-Jun-09 14:43:55

Ooh, he used to work in the little Norfolk market town where I live, we're having a Thomas Paine festival all summer. <proud>

policywonk Mon 08-Jun-09 19:42:17

There's a funny little drawing of him on a wall in Lewes (where he lived for a while and wrote some of his stuff).

Top geezer.

ProfYaffle Tue 09-Jun-09 13:25:07

Got around a bit didn't he?

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