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Video: Left Forum on Thomas Paine

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Left Forum 2014 Panel on Thomas Paine's "Common Sense," "The Rights of Man," and "The Age of Reason" with Chris Hedges, Cornel West, and Richard Wolff

Chris Hedges, Cornel West, and Richard Wolff talk about the importance of Thomas Paine and his most influential works: "Common Sense," "The Rights of Man," and "The Age of Reason." This event was part of Left Forum, a left-wing/progressive conference held annually in New York City.

About the Authors

Chris Hedges is a fellow at The Nation Institute and a columnist for Truthdig. He was part of the New York Times team that won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting for its coverage of global terrorism. Mr. Hedges is the author of many books, including "War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning" and "American Fascists."

Cornel West is the author of numerous books, including "Race Matters," "Democracy Matters," and the memoir, "Brother West." He is Class of 1943 University Professor at the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University. For more, visit: cornelwest.com.

Richard Wolff is professor emeritus of economics at the University of Massachusetts and New School University. He is the author of many books, including "Capitalism Hits the Fan" and "Democracy at Work." For more, visit: rdwolff.com.

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Thomas Paine Essay 27.Jul.2014 13:46

Jim Lockhart

Coincidentally, I just finished reading a short piece by Bertrand Russell on Thomas Paine, from a book of his essays, "Why I Am Not A Christian."
Interesting read... ... ... ... .