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" Society is produced by our wants, and government by our wickedness; the former promotes our happiness ' positively by uniting our affections, the latter negatively by restraining our vices. The one encourages intercourse, the other creates distinctions.... "
The Political Works of Thomas Paine: Secretary for Foreign Affairs to the ... - Página 139
por Thomas Paine - 1826 - 425 páginas
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Tom Paine and Revolutionary America

Eric Foner - 2005 - 378 páginas
...the other creates distinctions. The first is a patron, the last a punisher. Society is in every state a blessing, but government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil. On the basis of passages such as this, which are repeated throughout his political writings, some writers...
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Women and the United States Constitution: History, Interpretation, and Practice

Sibyl A. Schwarzenbach, Patricia Smith - 2003 - 396 páginas
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The Imaginary Polis: Symposium, January 7-10, 2004

Mogens Herman Hansen - 2005 - 444 páginas
...vices. The one encourages intercourse, the other creates distinctions. The first is a patron, the last a punisher. Society in every state is a blessing,...necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one" (Paine [1776] (1976) 65). "Great part of that order which reigns among mankind is not the effect of...
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Liberalism and Democracy

Norberto Bobbio - 2005 - 116 páginas
...vices. The one encourages intercourse, the other creates distinctions. The first is a patron, the last a punisher. Society in every state is a blessing,...necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.9 Once liberty has been given the definition which prevails in liberal doctrine - once it has been...
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We the People

James F. Gauss, Ph.D., James F. Gauss PH. D. - 2005 - 468 páginas
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We the People

James F. Gauss, Ph.D., James F. Gauss PH. D. - 2005 - 468 páginas
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Citizenship: The History of an Idea

Paul Magnette - 2005 - 220 páginas
...involved in both revolutions, gave the clearest expression of the civil conception of the Americans: 'Society in every state is a blessing, but government...necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.'2 An historically self-constituted society, which had to suffer the vexations imposed by the British...
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Into the Rabbit Hole

Michael David Warren - 2005 - 408 páginas
...them; whereas they are not only different, but have different origins ... Society is in every state a blessing, but Government, even in its best state,...necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one." — Thomas Paine, Common Sense, 1776 "Socialism, like the ancient ideas from which it springs, confuses...
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The Squashed Philosophers

Glyn Lloyd-Hughes - 2005 - 436 páginas
...pupil of itself alone. It is the oldest of the sciences" Thomas PAINE: The Rights of Man (1792) 246 "Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one" Mary WOLLSTONECRAFT: A Vindication of the Rights of Women (1792) 260 "/ do not wish them to have power...
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The Pocket Book of Patriotism

Jonathan Foreman - 2005 - 112 páginas
...hang separately." BENJAMIN FRANKLIN AT THE SIGNING OF THE DECLARATION 1776 Tom Fkine's Common Sense: I "Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one." 1776 American victories at Ticonderoga, Trenton, Princeton; defeats at New York 24 ABROAD 1 776 Execution...
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