Thomas Paine publishes Common Sense


Although little used today, pamphlets were an important medium for the spread of ideas in the 16th through 19th centuries. Read the rest at:


It’s interesting that Paine moved back to Europe after the revolution. I suppose he was more committed to the cause of liberty instead of to one country or another. Still, it took a lot of guts to return to the belly of the beast and get the word out. Most people probably wouldn’t have been so bold.