Somebody Recently Wondered

ALOUD IN MY HEARING (always a bad thing, that — it gives me ideas), where would the modern Thomas Paine come from?

The picture of Thomas Paine we have carried down the years — like that of most of the founding fathers — is somewhat sanitized. Paine was not a nice person. He was a pamphleteer and a rabble-rouser, with some sometimes disphoneous (sic) opinions.

Something like … Andrew Breitbart? </churchlady>

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