Review: Common Sense


Common Sense
Common Sense by Thomas Paine
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A delicious piece of 1776 Colonial propaganda. Paine was obviously an effective writer but I can see why so many looked on such pamphleteers with disdain. He certainly reminds one of the modern fire-and-brimstone hardliners. There are some great takeaway quotes. My favorite:

“One of the strongest natural proofs of the folly of hereditary right in kings, is, that nature disapproves it, otherwise, she would not so frequently turn it into ridicule by giving mankind an ass for a lion.”

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Victor A. Davis has always loved reading and writing short stories. He is an avid hiker and even when away from the world of laptops and wifi, keeps a pocket paperback and a handwritten journal to keep him company on trail. He is the author of two short story collections, Grains of Sand and The Gingerbread Collection. Join his Mailing List for special announcements about upcoming works.