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Rights of Man Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Topics for Discussion

Why does Paine write different prefaces for different audiences? What are these differences in emphases?

What was Mr. Burke's argument against the French Revolution? Why did Paine disagree?

What are Burke and Paine's differences on the matters of fact concerning the French Revolution?

What does Paine think are Burke's main arguments for the retention of the Monarchy? What are Paine's counterarguments?

Why does Paine believe that Monarchy is inferior to Democracy? Give three of his arguments.

What does Paine believe makes for a just government? Where does a just government get its authority? What does the first three articles of the French Declaration have to do with this?

Paine was a strong believer in the right to private property, yet he also believes in implementing a wide range of anti-poverty programs, which he outlines at the end of the book. Are these two commitments compatible? Why or...

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