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Don’t Exclude Me, Paine and Shklar!

In Common Sense, Thomas Paine expresses utter disdain towards Britain for its treatment of the colonialists.  Paine and his fellow civic republicans sought to limit the influence of the Crown since “her own interest leads her to suppress the growth … Continue reading

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The “Paine” Inflicted by the Crown

While colonial America was under British rule leading up to the ratification of the Declaration of Independence, the colonialists were not well represented politically.  The Crown displayed classic liberal tendencies:  it cared not for the colonialists but simply for itself … Continue reading

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