Rights of Man is a book published in 1791, comprised of essays and articles defending the French Revolution (for example, from attacks like those of Edmund Burke). Basing his beliefs in the notion of a social contract (that individuals must consent to join a social bond of norms and laws) and natural unalienable rights, Paine argues that any form of government that does not protect these rights may be overthrown by the people.

Summary of Rights of Man by Thomas Paine

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