Thomas Paine Was History’s Greatest Hater of the British Crown / by Ryan Zickgraf

English-born American philosopher Thomas Paine’s Common Sense savaged British royalty. (Hulton Archive / Getty Images) Originally Published in Jacobin, 09.10.2022 The American Revolution was inspired by ruthless criticism of the British monarchy. Why stop now? Since news broke of Elizabeth II’s death at age ninety-six, US social media has been awash with tributes, memes, and merciless dunksContinue reading “Thomas Paine Was History’s Greatest Hater of the British Crown / by Ryan Zickgraf”