and Other Writings
Thomas Paine, Alan Dershowitz
- 144 Pages
- March 19, 2019
- ISBN: 9781510733091
- Imprint: Skyhorse Publishing
- Trim Size: 4.5in x 7in
Seemingly as important today in the time of Donald Trump and fakes news as it ever has been, here is Thomas Paine’s timeless writing on liberty and living a democratic life. With an introduction of Harvard scholar and celebrated lawyer Alan Dershowitz.
Thomas Paine is most famous for writing Common Sense, a pamphlet distributed during the American Revolution advocating for colonial America's independence from Great Britain. Now, collected here in a beautiful gift book volume, are excerpts from this important historical American document, as well as several of his other writings. This volume is introduced by Alan Dershowitz, Professor of Law, Emeritus at Harvard Law School and a noted civil liberties advocate.
Paine believed in more than just freedom in the form of revolution and overthrowing governments. He also believed in freedom from oppressive and organized religions and monopolies.
Included in this edition are passages taken from The Age of Reason and The Rights of Man, as well as letters to George Washington, Benjamin Rush, and Samuel Adams, and pamphlets such as "The American Crisis" and "Agrarian Justice”
Alan Dershowitz is one of the most famous and celebrated lawyers in America. He was the youngest full professor in Harvard Law School history, where he is now the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law, Emeritus. The author of numerous bestselling books, from Chutzpah to The Best Defense to Reversal of Fortune (which was made into an Academy Award-winning film) and to The Case for Israel, Dershowitz has advised and defended many of the most famous legal cases of the past fifty years, including O.J. Simpson, Anatoly Sharansky, Michael Milken, Claus von Bulow, and Mike Tyson. His most recent book, The Case Against Impeaching Trump, is a New York Times bestseller.