Thomas Paine

Name This Manifesto The Old Millstone Around My Neck

ASHINGTON, DC—DATELINE OCTOBER 27, 2003. Forging an identity in these uncertain times is not an easy task for someone who has prided himself on his independence, first and foremost, from most of the reckoning powers pursuing his support or demise, whichever comes first. As a result of this hesitancy, the Scenewash Project has little to promote but is simply a slowly developing critical work-in-progress concerned foremost with identifying in fresh terms the strategic forces now influencing the corrosive state of American politics, its public policies, both foreign and domestic, and in postulating, after careful consideration of the formidable body of...

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A Confederacy For Civilization

"Although there may be substantial, perhaps even profound disagreement, that separates those such as myself who have studied under Mr. Robert Spencer, Mrs. Bat Ye’or, Mr. Steve Emerson, Mr. Daniel Pipes, Mr. Andrew Bostom, etc., from those who have not, such as Mr. John Derbyshire, Mr. Glenn Beck, and Mr. Christopher Hitchens, we must find enough common ground in order to jointly fight this clear and common threat. Does not the Wahabist Sunni find enough common ground with the Shi'ites to join against the common enemy? Did not ultra-capitalist states unite with ultra-Marxist states in order to defeat the common...


Full Circle For The Sunshine Patriot

HE BOLD AND LONG-SUFFERING Tom Paine, of early American bombast is well-known. Paine had been a journeyman of several trades, and now sought to become a printer's apprentice. His foray into politics began as soon as he stepped onto the American shore. As an English immigrant he came clutching a note of personal recommendation from Ambassador Benjamin Franklin. Dispirited by the New York harbor slavery docks, Paine soon made a name for himself across the colonies with the publication of a pamphlet. Although first published anonymously, news of his authorship of Common Sense spread quickly, and soon his writings became...