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WIN A TOM PAINE T-SHIRT

Philosophy Football's T-shirt design features these superb words of Tom Paine ' the construction of government ought to be to bring forward all that capacity which never fails to appear in revolution'.
ourKingdom editors
3 December 2009

Philosophy Football's T-shirt design features these superb words of Tom Paine 'the construction of government ought to be to bring forward all that capacity which never fails to appear in revolution' - part of their 'dissenters' range available from www.philosophyfootball.com  We have 5 to be won in our December competition. To enter simply answer the following question: 

What was the name of Tom Paine's pamphlet in defence of the French revolution?

Email your answer with name, address and preferred T-shirt size to [email protected] Entries close 31 December '09, no purchase necessary to enter.

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Paolo Gerbaudo Sociologist and political theorist, director of the Centre for Digital Culture at King’s College London and author of ‘The Mask and the Flag: Populism and Global Protest’ and ‘The Digital Party: Political Organisation and Online Democracy’, and of the forthcoming ‘The Great Recoil: Politics After Populism and Pandemic’.

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