The book club is now reading Common Sense by Thomas Paine, which just so happens to be a nice tie-in for Independence Day.
“When my country, into which I had just set foot, was set on fire about my ears, it was time to stir,” wrote Paine. This pamphlet, which he had published in 1776, put into print the word every man was thinking but no man dared say: Independence! It captured the imagination of the colonists as no other document had.
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