Common Sense and The Declaration of Independence

Original material by Thomas Paine and Thomas Jefferson
Edited by George Smith
Read by Craig Deitschmann , with Bill Middleton

The Giants of Political Thought Series

2.50 Hours 05/01/2006 unabridged
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Common Sense examines how Americans defended the right to resist unjust laws and how this right of resistance was transformed into a right of revolution. It examines Thomas Paine’s views on the difference between society and government, his defense of republican government, his total rejection of hereditary monarchy, and his belief that Americans should take up arms against the English government. The Declaration of Independence articulates the principles of the American Revolution. This program discusses natural rights, government by consent, the social contract, the difference between alienable and inalienable rights, and the right of revolution against oppressive governments. The Giants of Political Thought Series offers an easy and entertaining way to broaden your mind and your awareness of great ideas.

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Common Sense examines how Americans defended the right to resist unjust laws and how this right of resistance was transformed into a right of revolution. It examines Thomas Paine’s views on the difference between society and government, his defense of republican government, his total rejection of hereditary monarchy, and his belief that Americans should take up arms against the English government.

The Declaration of Independence articulates the principles of the American Revolution. This program discusses natural rights, government by consent, the social contract, the difference between alienable and inalienable rights, and the right of revolution against oppressive governments.

The Giants of Political Thought Series offers an easy and entertaining way to broaden your mind and your awareness of great ideas.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 2.50
Audience: Adult
Language: English