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  • Literary Period: Enlightenment
  • Publication Date: 1776
  • Flesch-Kincaid Level: 14
  • Approx. Reading Time: 1 hour, 21 minutes
Nonfiction

Common Sense

Some writers have so confounded society with government, as to leave little or no distinction between them; whereas they are not only different, but have different origins. Society is produced by our wants, and government by our wickedness; the former promotes our happiness positively by uniting our...
  • Annotated Full Text
  • Literary Period: Enlightenment
  • Publication Date: 1776
  • Flesch-Kincaid Level: 14
  • Approx. Reading Time: 1 hour, 21 minutes