The Thomas Paine Society in the UK announces Paine Symposium

The Thomas Paine Society of the UK June 11 at the Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London W1. Symposium Programme 9.30: Welcome and Introduction to the Symposium by the Society’s Chairman Bill Speck: “Tom Paine and the State“. 10.00: Professor Jonathan Clark, University of Kansas: “Interpreting Thomas Paine“. 11.00: Professor Steve Poole, University […]

Paine’s Antislavery Legacy by Mariam Touba

Paine’s Antislavery Legacy:  Some Additional Considerations Slipped into the newspaper in 1827 was an “Anecdote of Thomas Paine.” As such stories go, it was far from the worst, but it was meant to be denigrating.  A visitor stops in to see the elderly Paine while he is denouncing the Bible among his cohorts and interrupts […]

“Paine on Basic Income and Human Rights” by Amy Cools

Thomas Paine, advocate of liberty par excellence, is an intellectual hero of all believers in democratic and accountable government. He’s also, especially, a hero of modern American conservatives and those of the libertarian persuasion. But here’s a lesser known fact: he also argues in favor of what today we commonly call welfare. Paine is, most […]

Bertrand Russell’s Message on receiving I.F. Stone’s ECLC Tom Paine Award, 1962

This is the memorable message sent by Lord Russell, the world’s greatest living philosopher, to the Emergency Civil Liberties Committee in New York Dec. 15 on the presentation to him of its annual Tom Paine award: You honor me in a way I deeply appreciate. Tom Paine symbolizes for Americans the articulation of a radical […]