SOURCE: The New Republic
by Chris Lehmann
Historian Leigh Eric Schmidt chronicles the decline of American secularism; the fate of Thomas Paine's looted corpse stands as a tidy metaphor for the mismatch of secular rationality with the desire for communal ritual.
by Eric Berkowitz
The ruling classes of nineteenth century Europe were gravely concerned about the potential of mass media to help upend the class structure or incite workers to revolution. Their actions didn't seek to expunge taboo ideas, but to restrict their circulation to the elites.
by Jerome Braun
We have forgotten the true nature of democracy; a state where government reflects the will of the people, before, during, and after elections.
by Harlow Giles Unger
Pence and Sessions are but two prominent Americans in and out of politics today who continue refueling a centuries-old controversy over the role of religion in American life.
SOURCE: The Hill
by Jeff Biggers
Amazingly, there is still no statue or memorial in Washington to Thomas Paine, the immigrant writer and soldier who galvanized the American Revolution in one of the darkest times in our nation's history with his writings.
SOURCE: Times Literary Supplement
University of Kansas historian Jonathan Clark says Thomas Paine didn't write the account of the French Revolution included in the Rights of Man
by Jonathan C. Clark
Who did? The Marquis de Lafayette, with whom Paine boarded for a time.
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