Thomas Paine Publishes Common Sense (1776)
Paine was an Anglo-American political theorist and pamphleteer. He anticipated and helped foment the American Revolution through his powerful writings, most notably the enormously successful pamphlet Common Sense, in which he argued that the colonies had outgrown any need for English domination and should be granted independence. Paine's influence was also strongly felt during the French Revolution, and, despite the fact that he did not speak French. I found a site that was a real interesting read, if you have some time please head on over and take a look. This is a new site that was created not too long ago - and remember, there's nothing wrong with having a little common sense from time to time.