“Common Sense” pamphlet by Thomas Paine

Thomas Paine begins his famous pamphlet Common Sense with a very truthful a well contemplated statement ; he says, “a long habit of not thinking a Thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right, and raises at first a formidable outcry in defense of Custom. But the Tumult soon subsides. Time makes more converts than Reason.”

This is what this work is entirely based on. Thomas Paine, I perceive, was morally provoked to combat the illogical fallacies popularized by monarchy. Not by simply utilizing contrary rebuttals to these tyrannical nations governmental claims, but by formulating solid, coherent, arguments in defense of liberty and freedom through universal rights.

In Common Sense, America and Britain are the topics of discussion, and Paine brilliantly discusses both sides in great depth, so as to articulately provide the reader with a more than decent sense of understanding towards both nations.

Review by Dylan Shetler