Cheap Freedom…

“What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly … it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as Freedom should not be highly rated.”

Thomas Paine (1737 to 1809)

An English-American writer and political pamphleteer whose Common Sense pamphlet and Crisis papers were important influences on the American Revolution.

Other works that contributed to his reputation as one of the greatest political propagandists in history were Rights of Man, a defense of the French Revolution and of republican principles; and The Age of Reason, an exposition of the place of religion in society.


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