Glenn Beck's Common Sense

Glenn Beck's Common Sense

The Case Against An Out-of-control Government, Inspired by Thomas Paine

Book - 2009
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Baker & Taylor
Revisits Thomas Paine's "Common Sense" in light of contemporary American issues, and suggests that some of the very freedoms given as reasons that independence was first necessary are again in jeopardy.

Simon and Schuster
#1 New York Times bestselling author and popular radio and television host Glenn Beck revisits Thomas Paine's Common Sense.

In any era, great Americans inspire us to reach our full potential. They know with conviction what they believe within themselves. They understand that all actions have consequences. And they find commonsense solutions to the nation’s problems.

One such American, Thomas Paine, was an ordinary man who changed the course of history by penning Common Sense, the concise 1776 masterpiece in which, through extraordinarily straightforward and indisputable arguments, he encouraged his fellow citizens to take control of America’s future—and, ultimately, her freedom.

Nearly two and a half centuries later, those very freedoms once again hang in the balance. And now, Glenn Beck revisits Paine’s powerful treatise with one purpose: to galvanize Americans to see past government’s easy solutions, two-party monopoly, and illogical methods and take back our great country.

Publisher: New York : Threshold, 2009
ISBN: 9781439168578
Branch Call Number: 973.3 BEC
Characteristics: xii, 174 p. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Kerry, Joe


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Mar 18, 2015

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LRS1969 Jan 16, 2015

Beck - and those who love this book - should read all about Thomas Paine and specifically Paine's writings. Paine's beliefs and philosophy were the exact OPPOSITE of what Beck believes and preaches. As outlined in his Age of Reason and Rights of Man (etcetera), Paine was the ultimate progressive liberal. In addition, Paine - recognized as one of THE Founding Fathers - was not only a Deist (as were many Founding Fathers), but specifically a very anti Christian type of Deist. This book is a very, very, very bad joke (at best). Please read Zaitchik's "Common Nonsense" for a reality based view of Beck!

Jun 18, 2012

Thomas Paine's ghost plans to sue Glenn Beck for disparaging his name, as he should.


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