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In "The Rights of Man", first published in 1791, Thomas Paine argued against monarchy and outlined the elements of a successful republic, including public education, pensions, and relief of the poor and unemployed, all financed by income tax. Here, Christopher Hitchens marvels at the book's forethought and revels in its contentiousness. Above all, he shows how "The Rights of Man" forms the philosophical cornerstone of the world's most powerful republic: the United States of America.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781400133918
ISBN-10: 1400133912
Format: CD-Audio
(165mm x 172mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Tantor Media, Inc
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Christopher Hitchens

Christopher Hitchens, a celebrated author and critic, is the author of "Why Orwell Matters" and "Thomas Jefferson: Author of America." Simon Vance has recorded over four hundred audiobooks and has earned over twenty "AudioFile" Earphones Awards, including for his narration of "Scaramouche" by Rafael Sabatini. He is also the recipient of five coveted Audie Awards, including one for "The King's Speech" by Mark Logue and Peter Conradi, and he was named an "AudioFile" Best Voice of 2009.

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