Thomas Paine

Jeg har interesseret mig for Thomas Paine i mange år, først fordi han var ‘georgist’ 100 år før Henry George, og senere af mange andre årsager.
Jeg havde en kollega, Henrik Eismark, som jeg fik gjort interesseret i oversætterarbejde, og han oversatte først Ligeretten til jorden (1999) og Sund fornuft (2000); sidenhen mange andre tekster, se nedenfor.
Enkelte er tilgængelige her, andre kan bestilles som pdf (gratis) eller købes i boghandelen.
Henrik Eismark er her ikke mere, og jeg kan desværre ikke oversætte, så her kommer også en del uoversatte tekster.

*: indikerer at det er — helt eller delvist — inden for tema…

Til dansk oversatte tekster:
— Se bibliotek1.dk
Sund fornuft og Krise kun appetitvækker; kan købes som ePub.

  1. Ligeretten til jorden, (Agrarian Justice)—1797*
  2. Sund fornuft (Common Sense)—1776
  3. Menneskets rettigheder (Rights of Man)—1791*
  4. Krise (Crisis Letters ) Krise I—1776
  5. Udvalgte Essays — Se indhold her
  6. Fornuftens tidsalder – Første Del—1794
  7. Fornuftens tidsalder – Anden Del—1795

Ikke oversatte tekster:

To him we are indebted for our Nation, our Independence and our Liberty.
He set the mind free from priests that we might think,
and the body free from kings that we might prosper.
No name in the history of Western Civilization is more worthy of praise, honor and reverent remembrance than that of Thomas Paine. And so it is with great pride that the Bank of Wisdom presents this collection of the Life and Works of Mr. Thomas Paine.
Emmett F. Fields/Bank of Wisdom

On Religion

  1. Age of Reason – Part III
  2. Reply to the Bishop of Llandaff—1809
  3. The Existence of God—??
  4. Worship and Church Bells—1797
  5. Prospect Papers

Political writings

  1. Public Good—1780
  2. Answer to Four Questions on the Legislative and Executive Power (1791)
  3. Address and Declaration to our Fellow Citizens (1791)
  4. Anti-Monarchal Essay—1792
  5. On the Prosecution against Rights of Man (1792)
  6. Essay to aid New Republicans (1792)
  7. The Constitution of 1795
  8. The English System of Finance—1797
  9. On the Invasion of England
    Letter to the People of England—1805
  10. Constitutional Reform—1805
  11. The Eighteenth Fructidor (‘1797’)

Biographies:

“The ass was bravest when the lion could no longer defend himself; and the 8th of June, 1809,  marks the era of increased vituperation against the name of Thomas Paine.”
Read here—to learn: Who was Thomas Paine!

  1. Life of Paine, Vol 1 (Moncure Conway)
  2. Life of Paine, Vol 2. (do)
    Bestil hele bogen her – gratis naturligvis: pma @ grundskyld.dk
  3. Letter to George Washington—1796
  4. Private Letter to Jefferson—1800
  5. Life and Appreciations of Paine
    Introduction
  6. The Will of Thomas Paine—1809
  7. Autobiographical sketch—1779
  8. The Apostle of Religious and Political Liberty
    by John E. Remsburg—1881