Recommended Enlightenment Sources




Thomas Paine, Common Sense-More than any other single piece of writing, this book, set Americans too thinking of the possibility and desirability of an independent place among the nations. Written in simple, plain, and direct language easily read and understood by all, Common Sense became overnight a best-seller; shortly after its publication almost a half a million copies were sold, and many of its most trenchant paragraphs were reprinted in newspapers all over the country.

Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason with a biographical introduction by Philip S. Foner


Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth With Bill Moyers


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