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Common Sense A Political History

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ISBN-10: 0674057813

ISBN-13: 9780674057814

Edition: 2011

Authors: Sophia A. Rosenfeld

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Common sense has always been a cornerstone of American politics. In 1776, Tom Painers"s vital pamphlet with that title sparked the American Revolution. And today, common sense-the wisdom of ordinary people, knowledge so self-evident that it is beyond debate-remains a powerful political ideal, utilized alike by George W. Bushrs"s aw-shucks articulations and Barack Obamars"s down-to-earth reasonableness. But far from self-evident is where our faith in common sense comes from, and how its populist logic has shaped modern democracy. Common Sense: A Political History is the first book to explore this essential political phenomenon.The story begins in the aftermath of Englandrs"s Glorious…    
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 5/2/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 346
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English

Sophia Rosenfeld is Professor of History at the University of Virginia.

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Everyman's Perception of the World: Aberdeen, 1758-1770
The Radical Uses of Bon Sens: Amsterdam, 1760-1775
Building a Common Sense Republic: Philadelphia, 1776
Making War on Revolutionary Reason: Paris, 1790-1792
K�nigsberg to New York: The Fate of Common Sense in the Modern World