In "Common Sense", Thomas Paine takes readers through a logical argument for true American independence. Considered a master philosopher of his time, Paine shares insights on government, religion, and politics, and how each influences the moral code of American society. He draws an important distinction between the "good" of society and the "evil" of, or the contempt bred by, government. He uses theories and scenarios to explore the depths of civilization and man's role in its statutes. Paine weaves in historical and biblical references in order to prepare his argument for American freedom. He finally gives a call to action to the colonies of America to declare their collective independence from Britain. A must-listen for any American history buffs!