Audio: Hitchens Lecture On Thomas Paine

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If you have some time this Sunday, have a listen to Christopher Hitchens hour lecture on Thomas Paine.

Thomas Paine was a citizen of a free world. He was true to his convictions whether pamphlets decrying British rule over the American colonies and writing Common Sense for independence or The Rights of Man about the issue with religion and the enlightenment values of freedom.

The World is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.

Hitchens brief introduction to the Rights of Man is, together with Letters to a Young Contarian, the two books I would say read if you only know Hitchens from youtube.

Brief edited extract from Hitchens take on The Rights of Man book here.

Hat tip to @futiledemocracy for sharing video on twitter – a blogger to follow, a Paine in the making and at present available for work in media with dreams of being state side.

Article written by John Sargeant on Homo economicus’ Weblog

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One response to “Audio: Hitchens Lecture On Thomas Paine

  1. Just wonderful. Thank you for posting this!

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