Ian Haywood's Romanticism and Caricature is an exciting and comprehensive study ranging in its attention from John Milton's Paradise Lost and its radical (religious and political) ideas about monarchy and reform to the hunting down of traitors, the French Napoleonic Wars, the spectral presence of Tom Paine
's and Napoleon's bodies, and the Reform Bill.
Fans have even spotted one of his compositions, Here's To Tom Paine
, in a live Bruce Springsteen set.
The contrast Levin sets forth between Edmund Burke, the greatest philosophical champion of the circumstantial, and Tom Paine
, the most gifted exponent of simple and abstract philosophy, is in itself nothing new.
Bernadette McAlinskey writes about how Tom Paine
's The Rights of Man influenced her.
Philadelphia newcomer Tom Paine
drew up a short work in favour of independence entitled Common Sense (1776).
Born again as a creature who had rights, the first of all being intellectual rights (to use Tom Paine
's subsequent words).
Now, I won't mention those Scousers Who went Tory, They can belong to you now But we've got William Ewart Gladstone, Jeremiah Horrocks and Joseph Williamson, James Larkin and Beryl Bainbridge and Annie Clough We've even got Red Rum And he's a horse And even he's better than any of yours Except for Tom Paine
, But he's a rebel So really one of ours So I reckon we win, Don't you?
Meanwhile the real England, the England which gave us Shakespeare and Shelley, Turner and Ruskin, Tom Paine
and William Morris, Vaughn-Williams and Gustav Holst is being destroyed by global capitalism and the inane commercialisation of our culture and our countryside.
's America; the rise and fall of Trans-Atlantic radicalism in the early republic.
would have won no popularity contests, either in his lifetime or today and every "bush tucker challenge" would undoubtedly have come his way.
, Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela were all penalised for their views.
(The author prefaces his study with a breathless journey through the Levellers, Tom Paine
, the Chartists and many of the 'usual suspects' whose battles laid the foundation for what followed.) 'Whig Imperialists' such as Baldwin and Macmillan (in many respects the twin heroes of David Marquand's warm and engaging prose), Churchill and Heath, sat in a tradition of 'skilful accommodation to changing circumstances' whose roots went back at least as far as Edmund Burke.
As well as discussing recognisably anarchist figures like Bakunin and Kropotkin, the book includes observations on libertarian elements in the thought of Gerrard Winstanley, William Godwin, Tom Paine
and even the Marquis de Sade.
He quoted the revolutionary ideologue Tom Paine
about as often as he quoted Winthrop.
The album starts with the raucous Tom Paine
's Bones, followed by the foot-tappin' Ahma.