Analysis Of The Book ' Common Sense By Thomas Paine

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Throughout history, books have shaped the world. Some books, such as the Bible, have influenced Christians. The book Common Sense by Thomas Paine encouraged Americans to join the fight against the British. Other books do more than simply encourage; they set forth a new philosophy. The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith claims to promote a philosophy which one day would provide the foundation for modern economics. One author wrote two books that would forever change the course of history. These books would lay the foundation to communism and influence leaders like Lenin and Tse-Tung. Karl Marx’ works, Capital and The Communist Manifesto, have forever changed the course of history. On May 5, 1818, Karl Heinrich Marx was born in Trier, Prussia (modern day Trier, Germany) to Heinrich and Henrietta Marx. Throughout Karl’s schooling years, he was considered to be an ordinary student and did not take school seriously. In 1835, Marx began his college career at the University of Bonn, a college known for their rebellious students and wild parties. All too quickly, Marx was swept into this lifestyle and was imprisoned within a year for being drunk. Once released from jail, Karl’s father took action. He withdrew Karl from the University of Bonn and enrolled him at the University of Berlin, a college known for their serious studies. Marx studied law and philosophy as well as received a new glimpse of philosophy. G.W.F. Hegel was a professor at the University of Berlin and led a group

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