Occasional musings about academia, research, travel, arts, and, most importantly, cycling.
Monday, January 10, 2011
On This Date
On January 10, 1776, Englishman Thomas Paine anonymously published Common Sense, a pamphlet that provided the American colonists with arguments for independence from English rule and promoted a system for representative democracy. Written like a religious sermon, rather than philosophical tract, common folk could understand it easily, which enhanced its popularity and circulation.