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    Thomas Painís Rights of Man justified the.........

    Two influential books indicate the radical social thinking stimulated by the Revolution. Thomas Painís Rights of Man justified the French Revolution against Edmund Brukeís attack in his Reflections on the Revolution in France, and advocated for England a democratic republic which was to be achieved, if lesser pressures failed, by popular revolution.

    Source: The Norton Anthology of English Literature, The Romantic period (1785-1830)

    Hello teachers,

    I paraphrase the blue part in this way: Thomas Pain had a book called Rights of Man, in that book he justified the French Revolution Ö. (I canít paraphrase the rest)
    Would you please clarify it to me?

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    Re: Thomas Painís Rights of Man justified the.........

    Burke wrote a book critical of the French Revolution.

    Paine's book defended the revolution from the attack on it in Burke's book.

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    Re: Thomas Painís Rights of Man justified the.........

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Burke wrote a book critical of the French Revolution.

    Paine's book defended the revolution from the attack on it in Burke's book.
    I couldn't understand

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    Re: Thomas Painís Rights of Man justified the.........

    Quote Originally Posted by sb70012 View Post
    Thomas Pain’s Rights of Man justified the French Revolution against Edmund Bruke’s attack in his Reflections on the Revolution in France,
    Thomas Paine wrote a book, Rights of Man. In it, he justified the French revolution (=explained why the French Revolution was right/OK and that he was in favor of it).
    Before that, Edmund Burke had written Reflections on the French Revolution. In it, he attacked the French Revolution (=explained why the French Revolution was not right/OK and that he was NOT in favor of it).
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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