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Thomas Paine: spendthrift, scrounger and polemicist of genius

10 March 2018

9:00 AM

10 March 2018

9:00 AM

‘We have it in our power to begin the world over again.’ Ronald Reagan made this most unconservative of lines a leitmotif of his 1980 presidential campaign, knowing its radicalism would highlight his energy, personal optimism and desire for change. As it duly did.

The astonishing power over words of its author, Thomas Paine, persists to this day.

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