Title page from The Rights of Man Part I (1791 ed.)

The Rights of Man Part I (1791 ed.)

Paine’s pamphlet defending the early liberal phase of the French Revolution was written in response to Edmund Burke’s critique.

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It may with reason be said, that in the manner the English nation is represented, it signifies not where this right resides, whether in the Crown, or in the Parliament. War is the common harvest of all those who participate in the division and expenditure of public money, in all countries. It is…

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