Thomas Paine's Rights of Man

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Christopher Hitchens

Narrated By: Simon Vance

Publisher: Tantor Media

Date: September 2007

Duration: 3 hours 38 minutes

Summary:

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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  • John Scully

    An important book that has become more so with recent events. This reading lacks the sting of Hitchens reading his own work, but it is well done nonetheless.