The Rights of Man - Thomas Paine

The Rights of Man

By Thomas Paine

  • Release Date: 2010-01-01
  • Genre: Europe

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Rights of Man (1787), by Thomas Paine, posits that popular political revolution is permissible when a government does not safeguard its people, their natural rights, and their national interests. It defends the French Revolution against Edmund Burke's anti-democratic attack upon popular government in Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790).

— Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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