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Paineite Radicalism

Publication of Paine’s Rights of Man in 1791, in response to Burke’s Reflections, compounded the general sense of unease a notch more, as Paine’s pamphlet seemed to promise (or threaten) the idea of mass politics

– though liberal America would prove to be as concerned about this as Britain, whatever Paine thought.

Date created: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
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Paineite Radicalism, © Kate Watson, licensed under CC BY-NC-SA.